It is Saturday afternoon and I am waiting for the boys to wake up from their naps. I am feeling pretty good about the progress that we have made regarding our trip. Micah spent most of yesterday on the phone, I think, rearranging our previous travel plans (we got the private flight! yay!), arranging our transportation from the airport, etc. Our clothes are packed, we just need to pack our toiletries and carry on bags. I am not planning on taking much as far as that goes. I know that our friends have books that I can read, if I am up to it, and we will have the computer. I had entertained grand plans of getting tons of scrapping done while recuperating, but am not sure if that will be the case or not. Tonight, we have some good friends coming over for dinner who have lived in New York, so they are bringing a list of their favorite places to visit. Their son turns one on Thursday of next week, and I am looking forward to seeing how much he has grown since we have seen him last.
Last night, Micah hung out with the boys while I met some friends in Tulsa for dinner. I met these women through the organization FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered). They are all BRCA genetic mutation carriers and although two of them have not had breast cancer, they have had prophylactic mastectomies and oopherectomies. I always enjoy getting together with them and just talking and hearing their stories of how breast cancer has affected their lives. They are women who can completely understand what this surgery next week means to me and they have been super encouraging. Not that anyone has been discouraging to me, it is just different when they have been there. Anyway, they surprised me last night and had put together and basket of goodies for me to help me recuperate better---books, Fiber One muffins, a backscratcher, a candle, and other goodies. It made me feel so good and was just so kind of them. The other really good news was that one of the ladies that was there just had the same kind of reconstruction that I am having about 10 weeks ago and she looked amazing. She was just so encouraging telling me about the surgery and how well it went for her. It seriously made me excited to have my surgery and to see my results.
I don't know that I will blog much over the next couple of days. I know that we will have internet access, so I will try to update as I can. Micah is planning on blogging updates for me around the time of my surgery and after so that updates can go out and he probably will be on Facebook with it too. I just want to say again thank you for all of the prayers and encouraging words through this whole process. It has been a grand adventure these last two years. And although I know that it isn't over yet and my life is forever changed. I am excited to see what this new chapter brings.