Monday, December 6, 2010

Morning before surgery......

Well, the day has arrived.  I just can't believe that a month ago my life was clicking along normal as can be and now this.  Really makes you look at life in a whole new light.  The old saying, "Live each day like it's your last", takes on a new meaning.

Boy, what I wouldn't give for a cup of coffee right now.  My surgery isn't until 3:00 pm and I can't have anything to eat or drink until then..... talk about torture.  I have to be at the hospital at 10:30 am. for a sentinel node mapping before surgery.  This is going to be a very long day.

I am so scared. Yes, you heard me right... Connie Duncan is officially scared!   I've never had any kind of major surgery before and I'm not big on pain.  I'm the one that has always done the poking and prodding, not the one getting poked and prodded.  I make a much better nurse than I do a patient.  Bryan and my momma and daddy will be with me today.  My sweet momma is here for the next 2-3 weeks to take care of me, you might want to say a little prayer for her, lol.  I'm the care giver in this family and it will be hard to relinquish my role, but I will try and be good.

Thank each and every one of you for the words of encouragement and prayers.  I will share the surgery experience with you in a couple of days.  I want to end with another poem that a friend sent me that I love.  Hugs and kisses to all.  Don't worry, God will be with me, holding my hand through it all.

What Cancer Cannot Do:
It cannot cripple love,
It cannot shatter hope,
It cannot corrode faith,
It cannot destroy peace,
It cannot kill friendship,
It cannot suppress memories,
It cannot silence courage,
It cannot invade the soul,
It cannot steal eternal life,
It cannot conquer the Spirit.
   written by Ann Landers


  1. Connie you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Yes God is with you and your family. Not to mention the many guardian angels you have. I love you Connie Duncan and my prayers are with you.

  3. You have been in the thoughts and prayers of many today! Jesus will be right by your side, and your Momma's too!