I can’t help but think of the hope we have in Jesus as the Advent season is about to begin. Here's one of my favorite versions of this song, click here. What does hopeful anticipation look like when you’re worn out and weary? As we approach this year’s season of advent, the ultimate season of… Continue reading The thrill of hope, a weary world rejoices.
Choosing a Cochlear Implant brand. #tuneintuesday
I thought I would put a little update on here about John's hearing loss and moving forward with cochlear implant surgery. It has been a crazy few weeks in our house with decisions to be made, doctor appointments, brand rep meetings, etc. and my brain is about maxed out. I am a 5 on the… Continue reading Choosing a Cochlear Implant brand. #tuneintuesday
When it rains…
Nope, I'm not going to say... it pours. While I certainly have felt that way lately, I refuse to buy into the saying "when it rains, it pours."Let me explain.Disclaimer: its late and I have surgery at 11:00 tomorrow morning (Monday, Aug 14th). It should be a quick 1-2 hour surgery with (hopefully) minimal pain… Continue reading When it rains…
Post surgery – 6 weeks-ish.
Surgery is now a distant memory... well... kinda. I started back work on Tuesday, got the clear to go swimming and do more with John on Wednesday, and played my first tennis match since surgery on Thursday. This has been a great week! Getting to do my normal weekly activities now has made a huge… Continue reading Post surgery – 6 weeks-ish.
My Cancer: Post-surgery Home List of Things You May Need
First of all, one of my room moms from when I taught kindergarten and who quickly became a friend sent me a Mastectomy Kit from Pinked Perspective (a really awesome non-profit) and it was AWESOME! I am so very thankful. It had everything that I really needed post surgery. The only thing it didn't have were… Continue reading My Cancer: Post-surgery Home List of Things You May Need
My Cancer: Pre-Surgery To Do List
When I went for my first doctor's appointment when I was diagnosed to discuss the cancer and options, I was given a Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook - literally like a textbook. I am so thankful that they gave me this. it has been invaluable whenever I didn't understand something or had a question. I had… Continue reading My Cancer: Pre-Surgery To Do List
My Cancer: Diagnosis and Surgery Decisions.
This is the first of a few posts. I'm labeling it "My Cancer." My hope is to make a few posts of information about my initial cancer experience, decisions we had to make, and things that have been useful pre-during-post surgery and what happens next now that surgery is over. My Family History and How I… Continue reading My Cancer: Diagnosis and Surgery Decisions.
Friends. I am so grateful.
This past week and weekend was such a blessing to my family and me. My grandmother and two of my best friends, Lindsay and Malloree, came to visit and loved on us so very well! I have to tell you all that they did and share the pictures! I have a little idea for future… Continue reading Friends. I am so grateful.
Pathology report and post-surgery update.
Oh Happy Day!! We are all celebrating at the Wisnewski house!!! *Picture taken by Sarah My doctor called me this morning with the BEST possible news that any breast cancer patient could have possibly received. I am thrilled to tell you that my pathology report showed a few things... aka ONLY GOD!! Your prayers are… Continue reading Pathology report and post-surgery update.
Post-Surgery: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly.
Well... post surgery is here and whoa it hit me like a freight train. I knew it was going to be hard, but I also know the really bad part is only going to be for a few more days. I am very hopeful. The GOOD! YALL - this is the really, REALLY good part...… Continue reading Post-Surgery: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly.