Sunday, October 18, 2009

50 years golden anniversary for Mom and Dad

We just got back from an incredible trip to the Bahamas to celebrate Mom and Dad's 50th anniversary. Yes, they took us with them - to celebrate the fact that Mom and I are still here.

We stayed at our favorite place - Atlantis. Stef and Jackie came with us and we had a blast. Beautiful, incredible weather the entire time. There was a 50 degree difference in temperature between the Bahamas and D.C. when we landed at National Airport last night. Brrrr! Big time.

Something about those islands just soothes the soul. We're always really busy but it's simply so relaxing to be in that place. A good healing for everyone. The kids did lots of activities and clubs and rode all the slides. A very fun time.

We're home now though and I guess I've got to kick myself in the butt to schedule my next surgery. This should be a "drive by" operation to swap out my implants. I'm not looking forward to it at all. I much prefer not to be poked and prodded if I can help it. I've infinitely enjoyed not visiting doctors regularly since April :) At this time last year, I was collecting hair from the shower drains, sink and pillows as I was losing my hair to chemo. It's hard to believe it has been a year.

But I gotta do it so maybe I'll call the plastic surgeon at the end of the week. Maybe being the operative word. My left implant is pretty deflated. If you remember, it sprung a leak with the installation of my mediport last year. Not the most attractive booby in the house :)

Hi to all of you. Even if I haven't been writing on here, you're all in my thoughts every day.



Holly said...

- i'm so glad you got to enjoy your trip to the on your big girl panties and call the deserve two nice boobs for all you've been through...deep six that deflated puppy! you rock girlfriend...sending love and hugs..

S. F. Heron said...

Thanks Holly :)

Bill and I had a pow wow this morning about this topic. I'll quit being a baby soon!


T. said...

So glad you had a wonderful time in the Bahamas, Goldie. And you're definitely NOT being a "baby" re: the implant surgery . After what you've been through, I can totally understand not wanting to be poked and prodded again.

Love and hugs! :)


Daria said...

I can't believe the surgeon pocked a hole in your implant. Eek!

Hope you post some pictures from the Bahamas ...

S. F. Heron said...

Thanks guys! Hugs back at ya!!

Yes, he did and we didn't realize it until I went to the plastic surgeon for filling before I started radiation. That neat "gurgling" I was feeling in my abdomen wasn't an upset stomach but rather saline leaking into my abdominal cavity :0/ Gross huh?

Renee said...

Awwww, white sand, blue water and sand. Sounds like heaven.

I have to agree with Holly, but after I get done a laughing. She is one funny gal.