Thursday, September 6, 2007

Going, going...

Ok--getting VERY emotional right now. Just left the jayvee football game and want to cry. (we are winning which is really great tho') But I just know I won't be there for awhile and I will miss the kids so much. I do look forward to sleeping in however. Just need to look for the bright side, right?

Dr. Tackett's visit went very well. He remarked that I have the wierdest history--said I have had the two rarest things around. We talked a lot about all the cancer stuff and with all my OTHER doctors I won't have to see him for awhile unless I am sick--he will just call in my refills of my synthroid, etc. When we were all done talking he asked me if I had any questions and I told him of my issue last week--I was very direct. (it is amazing when you have cancer nothing much keeps me from holding back) He was just dying to defend his practice, I could tell, and just basically blamed it on the fact that I was not an established patient. He told me that they set aside time for sick established patients, etc. He said it would NEVER happen again, and if it did, I was to let him know. I told him I understood WHY it happened now, and just needed to know that in the future I would not be turned away. He promised me and I believed him. So, it ended really well. He also concurred that my rash was eczema--and told me if I just ran fast enough, the surgeons would never notice it anyway. : ) Again, I felt much better and feel he took me very seriously. He also said that now that he knows me, it helps him measure the seriousness of MY issues. He said I would be a priority.

PHeww. That was a heavy sigh. I need to pack a few things--I am taking my two magic wands with me and my beanie baby breast cancer bear, plus my healing "stone"...I think I should be all set. Plus my pink boob binder.

Surgery starts at 7:30 a.m. with a 6:00 a.m check in. Jim and I are leaving at 4:30 a.m. ( I sure hope my kids get up!) I hope to be in my room by 2:00 p.m.--but my sis says the hospital is full right now... but they do try to get people home for the weekend. Bronson has all single rooms so at least I know I can recover with just my own issues and not some other ill person's. That is a relief in itself. But right now, I might end up in a janitor's closet or something, hanging out with a mop.

Ok--much to do and much to drink. I am going to drink non-stop until midnight.

It is finally here. When you hear from me again, I plan on being cancer free.

Love to you all,



Patricia VanDalsen said...

Molly Dolly!! You are such a Dear!! Be confident you have all my thoughts and prayers daily. I will see you as you become stronger. Take care!!! Hugs, kisses and love to you and your family!!! PV

Mimi said...


So sorry I didn't get a chance to call you tonight. My mom is still in the hospital with some complications from her surgery on Tuesday. (We thought she'd come home on Wednesday!) It is already almost 11 p.m., so I didn't want to call and wake you if you were already asleep.

I'm sending all my best vibes, thoughts, prayers, wishes, etc, for tomorrow's procedures.

You know I love you and I will call Bronson tomorrow to check in on you.

I'll swing by your house on my way to work to make sure the boys are moving!

Be brave little soldier.


P.S. When you feel better I have some really good gossip to share with you! ;>

Anonymous said...

You go, Molly! Good luck, I will be praying for you to kick ass tomorrow!

(lurker who came out to wish you well!)

sheryl said...

Well Molly as I am writing this you are in recovery. We have gotten the email from Jen that every thing went according to plan. You are now cancer free, have a perky left boob, and higher than a kite.

Prayers and happy thoughts are with you.

Sleeping in is good!!!


PK said...

Thought about you all a.m. and exhaled a big breath when I saw the email from Jen. Now it's about the work of healing and being healthy. You are a survivor!
love ya'

Kelly said...

Molly~ What a day to remember~ You are cancer free, AND the Vikings won a big one for Brawley's Boobs! I am so happy, THANKS Sheryl for the comment as I did not get an email, I felt lot's of relief!
REST dear Molly!

Anonymous said...


So glad to hear that everything went well. Hope you are feeling as well as you can now!


Jen said...

Miss Molly Brawley...

How wonderfully relieving to spend an hour with you last night post-op!!!!!!! What an inspiration and font of positivity you are! I am so fortunate to be one of the fans that got to witness the strength of your character on one of the scariest days of your life! I can't believe how good you looked after such a big ordeal. Keep up the good work, my friend, and keep laughing! But laugh carefully, because I know it hurts:) And its okay if you have to throw up (or just burp)...we'll step out:)

Love, love, love you!!!