Monday, May 17, 2010

Saying Good-bye to the Ta-Tas

Kelley says...........

Well, I feel like there should be some kind of ceremony or a going away party for my Ta-Ta's, HA! Out with the old and in with the new, right? I went to the plastic surgeon today and he marked me all up for surgery. So, I have nice purple permanent marker all over my chest area. But he did say that when I take a shower tonight and in the morning Deryl will have to go back over the lines. To which Deryl is happy to to follow the doctors orders!!

Last night, for the first time, I started getting really anxious and nervous. Same thing this morning. But I know people must have been praying because I had an overwhelming sense of peace and calmness come over me. Then, when I got to the doctors office, I was so nervous I felt like I could run laps around the building and I was about to jump out of my skin. Then the doctor came in, marked me all up and then he said the following....."I want you to know something. Tomorrow when you wake up from surgery, you are going to be much healthier than you are standing here today. And from now on, that is how we are going to treat you, like you are healthy. This is all going to be okay and you are going to get through this just fine". I just love this doctor, he is incredible. I instantly felt that peace just come over me again. I have been talking 90 miles and hour so I guess I am still nervous but I don't feel like I am about to have a nervous breakdown anymore!

My surgery is tomorrow at 1:30 but I have to be there at 9:00. I will not be putting the location here on this blog because I wouldn't want any crazy person showing up that I don't even know! So, if you know us personally, you should already know where it is or how to find that out. I will be out of it most of the afternoon and evening tomorrow. So if you want to come it will be for support for my family. I just want to say now that if I am just not up to visiting when you happen to come by, please don't be offended. Because the last thing I can be concerned with right now is hurting anyone's feelings! I know you all will be very understanding as you already have. 

I also want to say thank you to everyone I know. I so appreciate the fact that no one shared their opinions with me about the surgery option before I made my decision. You cannot even imagine how much that helped me. I had four weeks to contemplate this and am 100% confident I have made the right choice and have a great peace about it. And it was one me and God decided on alone. I discussed it thoroughly with Deryl of course but even he was completely neutral.

And lastly, my prayer request today is the following...

  • For Deryl & the girls and my family
  • That every single person I come into contact with will be extremely nice and caring and have an awesome bedside manner
  • That I will have a quick recovery
  • That I will not get any infection or have any complications
  • And that I will not have to have CHEMO!!!! I still believe in miracles!!!!
And just so you know.......I AM GONNA BEAT THIS AND KICK CANCER'S BUTT!!!!!

Love you all!!!!


  1. You sure are! I love you and am praying specifically for what you have requested.

  2. Kelley,
    You and your family are in my every thought and prayer today. I love to read how God's grace and peace have washed over you all. I know He will continue to be faithful. I am praying specifically for your requests too!

  3. I know you will kick cancer straight in the butt! I have no doubt! Praying for you, Deryl and the girls today, along with each one of your prayer requests. Our ultimate Healer is with you today!!!