juliej wrote:I agree about the nice dinner on Tuesday night. There are so many good choices in Manhattan - Scarpetta and Bar Masa are both good. When someone else is paying, I go to L’Artusi in the West Village, but you need a reservation at least a month in advance (unless you are very connected). An alternate is I Sodi, also in the West Village, which serves mouth-watering Tuscan-style food (Lasagne A Sugo will calm down even the most nervous stomach!).
Julie! Guess who just scored a table for 2 at L’Artusi next Tuesday night! And I didn’t use connections - just checked Open Table and got lucky!
I can’t believe how different it feels anticipating this surgery versus the first resection. I’m legit excited. I’m sure because this surgery has the potential to get me to NED while the last one did not. And I know that by four weeks out from my last surgery, I was feeling 85%. So no matter how bad I feel the first week or so, I’ll know it gets better.
My therapist was so great today: she loaned me the big crystal she keeps in her office to absorb negative energy (I never knew that is what it was for) and gave me advice for how my husband could do some energy healing post-surgery. This is the kind of thing that would in the past have had me rolling my eyes; but as she spoke I had this amazing sense of peace and confidence that my husband would and could do as she suggested.
She noted that she felt he had been a healer in a past life, which seems entirely possible. He is a born nurturer and has been an unbelievable caretaker through all this. She is convinced that we agreed before this life to be together so he could support me through it. True or not, I quite like that thought!!
My rash continues to be a pain; and today my palms started to split. I’ve been drinking tons of water and had a friend give me an aloe leaf to try. I am so ready to get this Vectibix out of my system and only regret I didn’t ask Dr K if it would be part of my mop up chemo.