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Date Posted: 06:50:01 07/29/12 Sun
Author: Ravenbeauty
Subject: Update from surgery this past Monday.......
In reply to: Ravenbeauty 's message, "Personal Update on me........................" on 10:30:00 07/12/12 Thu

Hey Guys,

Not feeling so hot. If you scroll down just a bit, you will find my latest update here on my Facebook (unfortunately I have the new Timeline, so it can be a bit confusing). I'm on the left side of my profile right now (full update).

Thank you for your incredibly kind posts. This has not been a banner week......

My Facebook Is Now Public

Hey Guys,

What a horrible week. :(

The surgery was nothing like I expected it to be this time around. I thought it would be like the last time that we removed the new growth. He took huge margins leaving me in the kind of pain I had with the Mastectomy back in October. I'm hunched over again because they stitched me so tightly. Horrible pain that is just now starting to go down a bit. I just wasn't expecting it to be this brutal. It feels like the Mastectomy all over again.

The incision has not closed completely yet. It was bleeding when we got home Monday. Got that under control, but it's been one mess after another. The pain is excruciating. I just wasn't prepared (not for this level). I'm worried about this one part that is still open looking on the incision (this is where the Angiosarcoma pushed its way out of the last time). The whole left side of my chest is bruised and just aches and throbs. Very frustrating to not even be able to take a shower on my own. This is the freaking mastectomy all over again. John has had to deal with a lot. It hurts to move my left arm period. I knew we were going for margins this time, but I did not realize that I was in for the kind of experience I had with the Mastectomy.

Not feeling particularly spunky today. Then I check in and find that I have Timeline now (ugh)! It gave me a few days to publish, but it just wasn't worth it since I have to see Timeline as my profile anyway from the moment they did this to me. I just uploaded a cover photo and hit publish to be done with it.

A big thank you going out to Gary for updating you guys and bringing me that really sweet basket! I'm sorry that I couldn't really talk when you and Dale stopped by, but I could barely think straight between the bleeding and the pain. Thank God for John. He's been getting me through. That was very sweet of you to do this (and I may take Dale up on her kind offer to get me more of those large gauze pads)! We are already running out again! The bleeding has stopped, but have to keep a fresh one on after applying more Betadine (hate this ACE bandage)!

Thank you guys so much for all the sweet notes and emails. You really are a lighthouse in the storm for me. I'm probably not going to be able to get caught up here for a while. Sitting at the computer is not easy right now. I've still got my show scheduled with Erin Torpey for this coming Thursday. Praying that some of this will subside before then or it's going to be a really long show. Not the week I was hoping for. Thank you for all the love and support. It means more than you will ever know. Bless you. I love you guys. I will check in again when I can. ♥

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[> [> Re: Update from surgery this past Monday....... -- Sherry, 12:16:53 07/29/12 Sun [1]

My first post. I have been following your ordeal over the past months and wanted to say how brave you are to share your struggle with the world in this way. I'm glad you have the support of so many others to help you. With regard to your faith, know you are not alone. There is light and hope ahead for you. Trust in the love of God, and you will find peace. May he have mercy on you and alleviate your suffering. You will be in my prayers dear lady.

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[> [> Re: Update from surgery this past Monday....... -- Anna P., 21:32:22 07/29/12 Sun [1]

Dear Raven,

I'm so sorry to hear that you are in pain after the surgery.
So glad John is there to help you. Remember, if the bleeding or the bandages need to be fixed, don't hesitate to call your doctor, okay? ;) God bless you and John! HUGS!!

Anna P.

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[> [> Re: Update from surgery this past Monday....... -- Angela, 07:41:56 07/31/12 Tue [1]

Hang in there, Raven. Hopefully, prayerfully, things will get better soon.

Sending you all the good wishes your spirit can hold!


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[> [> [> Re: Update from surgery this past Monday....... -- rapido (Feel better), 10:46:52 07/31/12 Tue [1]

Thinking about you, praying for you. I pray the pain lessens soon.

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[> [> Re: Update from surgery this past Monday....... -- tamalemama_, 12:07:42 07/31/12 Tue [1]

Hi Raven,

Just saw your post on Facebook a few minutes ago.I am jumping for joy right now. As always, you have my love and support in your fight.I hope this news is just what you needed to win,win,win. Go for the gold girl! Sending you much love.

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[> [> Re: Update from surgery this past Monday....... -- Linda (thanking God for the healing), 22:51:21 08/03/12 Fri [1]

Been following your progress - praying for your healing - thanking God for the healing on the way - asking God today (and every day) to be whatever you need Him to be - Mother, Father, Friend, Doctor/Healer, Comforter - Whatever. Praying also that your pain will be lessened/bearable. Praying that John will continue to be stregthened and that the Father holds him up as he holds you up. Be blessed - from the top of your head to the soles of your feet - be blessed. I love you with the love of Christ (it's the strongest love I know)


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