TMI Thursday, No Ducks in a Row…

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I’m feeling a little discombobulated today cause I found I have a hopefully minor setback in my healing from the mastectomy.  I have to have a surgery tomorrow morning to reopen the surgical site, remove a hematoma and possibly exchange the implant that is there.  My understanding is a hematoma is a pocket filled with blood that develops occasionally, possibly because of my Factor V Leiden problem and the need to go on and off the blood thinners I normally take.

I should be able to go home tomorrow and they do not think I’ll need to have the wound vac back, just the drainage tubes.  So I think it will just be a bump in the road and a pain in the boob! Probably see you more next week…

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  1. I hope all goes well and I’ll be thinking of you.

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    1. Thanks, T, I had a brief pity party yesterday but I’m okay now. Got to keep going forward…

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  2. I’m sorry your ducks are not in a row. Hang in there through this next hurdle. I’ll be praying for you through this next surgery–such a bummer! I know you did everything you should have, but sometimes our bodies do not cooperate. Hematoma, be gone! Diane, stay strong!

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I had been starting to think I’d done something, but no one was sure when to start blood thinners back and docs are thinking it was just maybe too soon. Why do we want to blame ourselves first? 🙂 I’ll be very cautious this time, too!

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  3. Aww..that’s a pain. I hope the surgery goes well. I’m praying for your fast recovery! God bless!

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    1. Thanks, Nina, I’m ready for this to be just a memory 🙂

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      1. Yes…and you’ll smile and be proud of yourself for this memory!

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  4. Positive thoughts being sent your way. Hugs.

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    1. Thank you, Nikki, much appreciated!

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  5. Supportive, healing hugs coming your way!

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    1. Thanks so much, ready to keep fighting!

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  6. Pain in the boob! That made me laugh. You have such a great attitude toward it all. I like the card too!

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    1. Thanks, Wendy. I love the card, too. I had a little pity party yesterday over not being able to shower and all but I’m better today!

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  7. That is a pain in the boob. Hoping it goes smoothly and you’ll be on your way back to healing! Sending love and positive thoughts!

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  8. Sorry to hear this, Dee… Boobs cause nothing but trouble!

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    1. They can be troublemakers, that’s for sure 😉

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      1. Hmm… glorious trouble… well, they can knock off this misbehaviour, I can tell you. I won’t stand for it! (wags finger at them)

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      2. Maybe you’ll have that magic touch, whoops, you know what I mean! (But it never worked with the kids or dogs, either) 😀

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      3. It’s gotta be worth a try though, right! 🙂

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  9. Oh no, that’s too bad. 😦 But I’m sure you’ll get through it well, especially with the help of the hot doctors! 😀 I will be thinking good thoughts for you, Diane. ❤

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    1. Thanks, Vic! I’m thinking it will be way easier than the first surgery and I do get to see the plastics guy for sure!

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      1. Is he the cute one? I do hope it’s easier. 🙂

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  10. Sending positive healing vibes your way. ❤️❤️❤️

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  11. Hope it goes smoothly and doesn’t lead to anything more severe. Hang in there. This too shall pass. Love the meme, by the way. I can certainly relate to that feeling. Take care, please. 😊

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    1. I think it will be good. They were afraid to wait for the hematoma to absorb on its own in case of infection an need to get me back on the blood thinners. Thanks, T!

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  12. I’m sorry to hear this. Hope it goes smoothly and doesn’t lengthen your recovery much. Love the meme, by the way. I can certainly relate. 😊

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  13. I’ve hear of a pain in the ass before, but a pain in the…. 😉 I’m sorry for the minor setback, Dee. I know that you can’t wait for the day that this is all a distant memory. That day is not far away.

    xo

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    1. Thank you, Rob! I think I’ve been writing way more about boobs lately than you! As Al mentioned, they can be such troublemakers 😉

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      1. I’ve placed the V-Pub on a boob moratorium until you are feeling better. 💗💗

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  14. Hope it all goes well, Diane!

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  15. Wishing you all the best. Such a journey you now must tread….my prayers continue!

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    1. Thank you, Colleen, but still very easy compared to what many are going through!

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  16. Well I say let’s all cheer for the good boob! :-)) and another cheer for wonderful YOU.

    You just keep the good attitude in place. It has to be difficult. But hey, I think of you often and send positive vibes. Tonight I’m gonna drink a bit of sake…I’ll definitely have one drink on your good and improving health…maybe two drinks! hahaha.

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    1. Thank you, Paul, please do! And you’re right, the poor left side, which has been very well behaved, gets no press at all 🙂

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  17. So sorry for the complication, D. That truly sucks. And is a pain in the boob. Take care of yourself. See you soon. ❤️ 💛 💙 💜

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    1. Hopefully this will be it and on with the healing! Thanks Van

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  18. Sending you positive thoughts and well wishes 🌷🌺

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  19. Take care honey 🙂 There’s always a wee bump in the road when recovering but they are on top of it so should all be fine 🙂

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    1. Yes, glad they’re not just waiting!

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  20. Okay so instead of, “It’s just Tuesday morning,” for them now it’s a TGIF’s. No worries, sweetie. Love ya ❤

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      1. Right back at ya !!! I’m running out of cute day stuff so let’s just get this done tomorrow 🙂

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  21. Oh my! Sending you healing thoughts and prayers.

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  22. I am glad they found this now! Sorry they have to go back in, but hopefully all goes well and you can get back to healing. You already have a great outlook!

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    1. Thanks, Patty! Hoping this will do it…

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  23. What a bore… Get better soon. Hugs!!!!

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    1. Isn’t it, though, hahaha? Thank you xo

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  24. Much love and prayers!

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      1. You’re welcome! xo

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  25. You are more informed about what’s going on than most people I know. As I understand you have it right. You’ll be fine. ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Thanks, Roo. I feel like I could be in the medical field. Obviously I chose the wrong profession with my family, lol!

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      1. It’s never too late to change directions. Or “If you think you’re going the wrong way, God allows U-turns.” I’d wait till after the procedures are healed before making any major decisions 😉

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      2. Good advice, my friend. I might need more of a volunteer role at this age! 🙂

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      3. volunteering is my personal preference! But for now, just rest and heal. I know – that’s boring, but it’s only a little while. ❤

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      4. Yes, I am trying to be a patient patient, but it’s hard!

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  26. It’s a minor setback, yes, but we’re all pulling for you. Healing vibes coming your way. ❤

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    1. Thanks, Karen, glad they chose to move quickly rather than wait and see!

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      1. For sure. My BEST TO YOU!!! 🙂 ❤

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  27. So sorry you have to go through more… many hugs! ♥

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    1. Thanks, ready to get this done and hopefully finish healing!

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  28. Oh honey. Big kisses! And lots of prayers! ❤️

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    1. Thanks, Jess, hopefully this will be the last thing they have to do!

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      1. Crazy dang blood clots issues. I don’t have the same thing, but I know the fear…

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      2. Yeah, they scared me before about being so vigilant and now there’s nothing to do but wait and take my chances 🙂

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  29. So sorry, Love. Sending you positive thoughts!

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    1. Thanks, Kim. How goes the house hunt?

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      1. You’re so sweet for asking. It’s still going, and they go quick in our price range! We’re going out to look at more with our realtor on Monday, and there’s one that checks off everything on our wish list, but as of today, there’s an offer. *Fingers and toes are crossed.

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      2. Oh, wishing you lots of luck!

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  30. Hope it all goes well. ❤❤

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  31. Well, if the doctors say you can go home tomorrow, they clearly think it’s just a very minor setback. I’ll bet you’ll enjoy getting back to familiar surroundings again. 🙂

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    1. Goodness, yes, it should be fairly minor. And of course, then there’s the insurance company having their say :/

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      1. Well, minor is good. I hope you have a great and relaxing weekend back home. 😀

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      2. Thanks, Bun home is always better than the hospital!

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  32. Hopefully just a minor set back, I’m sure you’ll be back home soon and on the way to getting back to normality. 👍

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  33. Sending loads of healing vibes and love – we women know how to send healing love. Hope you feel it. ❤

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    1. I do feel all the love and I know it helps!

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  34. Just saw this. Hugs. And more hugs.

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    1. Thank, got rescheduled for 2 pm today. xo

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  35. Thinking of you Diane. Hugs from me too 🙂

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    1. Thanks,Miri, it should help and then I can do more besides pace 🙂

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  36. Thinking of you, sweetheart ❤️❤️

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  37. Best wishes! I liked the message in the photo about those ducks and squirrels.

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    1. Thanks, Frank, it seemed I could relate 🙂

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  38. Thinking of you , sending good healing thoughts , and wishing your cute doctors will take good care of you , and that soon you will be home on an uneventful (you’ve had enough diversion by now) road to a full recovery.
    Much love and Turtle Hugs (no squeezing)

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    1. Thank you, thank you, yes, a little boredom is good sometimes!

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  39. My stupid tablet “liked” my comment 😦

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  40. Would anyone kindly explain “the ducks in a row” concept to me ? Can’t quite grasp its meaning . Thanks

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    1. Dear turtle, having your ducks in a row is having your life in order, knowing what’s coming next. That never happens to me, haha!

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      1. Thank you! Now I understand why I couldn’t grasp its meaning …totally alien to me too 🙂

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  41. Sorry to hear there is a complication! Speedy recovery dear xxx

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      1. hang in there tough girl! xx

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      2. Hey, from one tough girl to another ❤

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  42. Take care, I will keep you in my thoughts.

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  43. My bestie from high school is going to have a redo on her breast implants. The muscles have tightened on one side. I am sorry to hear that you are having trouble. Hang in there! I am rootin’ for you. speedy recovery!

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    1. Aww, thanks, and best to your friend, too!

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  44. I am a bit late but hope Fridays procedure (which probably happens frequently) went smoothly, Dee. Hugs and the Best Wishes sent quickly and tell those squirrels and ducks to “Get their act together!!” 😀 xo ❤

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    1. Thanks, love! It did go well, back on pain med so loopy for a few days, but then better!

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  45. You’ve come this far and this is just a little bump. Thinking of you and all the best.

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  46. Sending you positive thoughts. ❤️💪

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  47. Been talking to God all week about taking good care of you…guess I’ll have to speak louder!! Hope it all went without a hitch and that you won’t have to go back to have it removed. I know that after a few days without a shower we can get very ornery, it’s amazing how great a shower is….hmmm maybe I’ll post about being grateful for showers!! Wishing God showers you with complete and swift healing and sends a nice body wash too!! 😉 xo

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    1. Thanks, Deb, you’ve been so wonderful with sending all your prayers! Unfortunately I will have to go back for at least one more surgery in about two months cause they replaced the implant with an expander to control the bleeding issue and then will have to put in a saline one again. But no big deal in the scheme of things! How’s your mom doing?

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      1. Oh you are so welcome! Well I’m going to shout that this is the final procedure and that all goes perfectly! My mom is actually doing really great. Her leg was really bothering her a few weeks ago and she thought she was going to have to have her hip replaced again. The Dr. sent her for a CAT scan as he was concerned the stem of her hip replacement had loosened and that was what was causing her such pain. The scan came back fine. Ironically she had purchased a new mattress, like a tempurpedic, as that is what I have here that she slept on and really liked. Well apparently it was the mattress that was causing her the pain, because she tried sleeping on her previous mattress which they fortunately had kept, and her pain went away!! So she’s thrilled and is getting around better and better every day!! Thanks for asking. She is however very disappointed that Texas Hold Em (an online free poker game) has increased the ante requirements and now she has to learn how to play it all over again!! She loves to play cards and poker and she has one $1.8 million dollars on this Texas Hold Em site…if only it were real money!!! 😉 Do something special for yourself today, maybe go online and buy a lavender body wash to be at the ready for when you can shower again!! Big Hugs!! xo

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      2. Glad mom is doing well! Funny, we have a sleep number and I had to increase the pressure on my side in order to sleep better lately and get out of bed easier. It was bothering my back and hip. Go MOM, I don’t even know how to play Texas Hold Em — but cards is a great activity for keeping the mind sharp. My mom played pinochle online for a long time!

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      3. It’s amazing how important the support of our bed can be. My Dad could sleep on a bed of nails like a baby!! He says it comes from being in the army. Oh my Mom and her whole family played cards all the time. I remember growing up listening to them all yelling (in a good way) at each other…they played pinochle too!! 🙂

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