Writings of a teachermom, choosing to stay home with her kids, while loathing all domestic responsibilities! In late Aug. 2008, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer. After surgery, chemo and radiation, I was given theall clear. However, in the late summer of 2008, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which metasticized to other areas.

Monday, August 25, 2008

A few owies!

This WILL gross you out!

Surprisingly I'm only on Tylenol right now. I had to have some big doses of Percaset last night. But I'm feeling better today physically. Mentally and emotionally I'm still all over the place. But we're working it out. Please excuse my disjointed posts as I try to find my voice in all this.

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At 1:15 PM, Blogger jkhenson said...

Wow! You are a trooper, Cari! Still praying, here in Ohio! :) Your posts don't sound disjointed or jumbled at all! :) Glad to see you're doing well!

At 1:16 PM, Blogger Maddy said...

If you're only on Tylanol you are a little star.
Best wishes

At 1:19 PM, Blogger Kimberly said...


At 1:27 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who took that picture??


At 2:02 PM, Blogger cg said...

Yeahh I am so happy to see you! Yikes you are more coherent just after brain surgery and on pain meds than what I am on my best days, so dont you apologise for anything woman!!

Glad the surgery went well and that you are in recovery.

At 2:15 PM, Anonymous funkyhammer said...

That pic isn't too bad...I am more surprised that they did all that work and were able to leave you with as much hair as that!

And, you are one tough cookie to be only on Tylenol...WHOA!!

Shoot...you just had brain surgery....THAT IS HUGE....do what you gotta do to rest and heal. Heck, from what I have seen and heard on this blog....you have come so far in such a short amount of time as it is....You and God have got some miraculous stuff goin'! :-)

Continueing to pray LOTS for you!!!
Take your time...I/We will be here for you!

At 2:15 PM, Blogger Caro said...

Wow woman. You're back! I'm glad to see you up and about.

At 2:17 PM, Blogger Caro said...

Oh, I just saw the part where you said I'd be grossed out. I wasn't!

At 2:17 PM, Blogger KC said...

you're amazing for posting - and say yes to the pain meds if you need them!

checking in all the time...

At 2:19 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

It's so good to hear from you Cari. Don't be so hard on yourself. You're doing amazing with your recovery.

At 2:29 PM, Blogger C said...

you are amazing...i am in awe that you are only on tylenol; i needed motrin & percocet for days after my c-sections! to be honest, there are some days now that i would love to be on percocet!! lol

praying that you have a quick recovery!
love, carina & ryan

At 5:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have everone here in Trenton Cursillo movement praying for you, love your faith. with Him we can do all things.


At 5:22 PM, Blogger Fantastic Four said...

We have been praying for you! It is so good to see you are up and already atempting your Blog! My mom went through numbers, letters and word confusion when she was coming out of her coma in 2003, so I know what you are going through! It will get better, you need to rest and allow the swelling to go down! You are doing great!!!! We have been busy keeping Cameron occupied- I guess he fell asleep on the couch yesterday after 4 hours of swimming! Today, they were killing bees with baseball bats and water all morning (4 hours). I just advised them not to come crying to me if they got stung! Take care and we will see you home soon.

Love- The Sanneman's

At 6:37 PM, Blogger AnnD said...

You are at times unbelievable - can't believe you made it my way to see my pictures.

Like I said before, you somehow make cancer seem positive.

Alright - I have to ask - how do the staples feel.

Thinking of you.

At 7:49 PM, Blogger Angie said...

Oh my goodness you are *amazing*!!! Kudos to you for being such a strong and courageous woman. Don't be hard on yourself - give yourself credit for what you've been through and have faith that your thought process will come easier day by day. I am thrilled you are feeling well enough to post again...and from here, your thought processes seem totally complete!

My response to your pic wasn't "gross". Not by a long shot. First I was amazed at the size of your incision (ouch!). This was followed quickly by, "Oh, her hair!" Truly, I didn’t think about them shaving your head. Silly me!

Honestly Cari, you are such an inspiration. Take care and be KIND to yourself.


At 7:50 PM, Blogger LH said...

I think I have some pain meds around here from an old root canal that I'm going to take, just thinking about what's happening up there with you. You are amazing!

At 8:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We are in complete awe that you are even strong enough to post. We are so thankful to God (for you and your family) that you are doing so well.
It was wonderful to hear your voice! Go get some rest, and let your wonderful parents, husband, and friends take care of you!
Bernice, Matt, Henry & Caroline Adair--your parents' neighbors

At 9:27 PM, Blogger Angela's Kitchen said...

Seeing that incision reminds me that what doctors are able to do now is so amazing! I am so thankful for the technology and skill God gave the doctors who are treating you...

Wait, only on Tylenol?!? Wow!

At 7:03 AM, Blogger Jaye said...

That must be some GOOD Tylenol! I wasn't as much grossed out by the picture as I was in pain for you! OWW! Anyway, you're making amazing progress (as we're all praying you would - go GOD!!), but remember to take heed unto yourself and get the rest you need. We love you bunches!

Psalm 107:19-21 "Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saveth them out of their distresses. He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!"

At 7:04 AM, Blogger Jaye said...

Now you're sporting a monk haircut! ;-)

Much love to you and your family! :-*

At 7:21 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing to say but how glad I am to hear from you! Keep on persevering; you've already made so much progress. I know it must feel slightly uncomfortable to hear repeatedly what an inspiration you are, but you are! Love to all of you!
Debbie Cip


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