Tomorrow is Makeover Day!

If all goes according to plan, in 24 hours I will be in the recovery room and my breasts will be in the trash.  I am still feeling good, ready to start this fight.  Every once in awhile my mind wanders and I start thinking of the gory details but I am trying to not focus on that.  

My son Tommy surprised me yesterday.  I told him he did not need to fly home to be here for the big event.  He ignored me.  It is so nice to have my family with me right now.  Tonight we will have a nice family dinner with both my sisters joining us.  I am so grateful for my sister, Suzanne, interrupting her very busy schedule to come up from So Cal for moral support.  I am so blessed.

Tomorrows festivities will begin with a procedure at 10 AM that has something to do with dye, a big needle and my lymph nodes.  Actually it starts 2 hours before that when I have to apply special ointment to my boob (my surgeon referenced frosting a cake.  I miss cake).  I have to liberally apply this special numbing goo all over my left breast and then cover it with Cling Wrap.  I have no idea why this makes me laugh every time I think about it but it does.  Then I get to have the dye procedure done.  When that is over I go to the hospital and check in.  Surgery is at 1pm.

Surgery is expected to  take several hours and then an hour in recovery.  I should be settled in a regular room by 7.  I will try to post an update tomorrow night.

Thank you for all of the support and well wishes.  I truly appreciate it.


  1. I will be thinking of you tomorrow and sending positive energy your way all day long! You are a beautiful, blonde warrior. You will beat this thing!

  2. Gen, I wanted to pop in here to send you well wishes. I will have you in my prayers all day, I dont expect you to sign in here, but maybe a family memebr can update us on how you are doing. You are a beautiful person, with so much life and humor to pass around, I expect everyoine to enjoy taking care of you. So glad you have the family there for support. IF there is anything I can do, please let me know. ALways here for you, HUGS, love ya girlfriend.

  3. Genevieve — we were so happy when Tom called last night and said he was going to surprise you with a visit. Angela and I, along with all of our family, wish you the best with your surgery tomorrow and a speedy recovery. Our healing thoughts and prayers are with you. My mom has been especially supportive and she wanted me to update her on how you were doing after your surgery. I said I would, and I’m directing her to your blog, too, for updates.

    I beat cancer and so can you. It’s no picnic, obviously, and going through chemotherapy can be challenging, but there’s no doubt in my mind that you will come out of this healthier and stronger than ever before. You are an inspiration for all of your family and friends.

  4. Much love and prayers for you. You have so much humor and are so brave. So glad to hear all of your family is there for support. A journey af a 1000miles begins with a single step. Tomorrow is a big day and a very big important step for you. Holding you in heeling light.

  5. My thoughts and jingles are with you now and will be tomorrow and then going forward. I am so glad Tommy ignored you. Having everyone there is good. Hugs to you my friend. I will wear a little pink tomorrow in your honor.

  6. I got tearful reading your whole family is rallying around you. So glad to see all the support you are getting from family, friends and cyberfriends. You are a wonderful lady and we are all thinking of you. Will look forward for updates whenever you or someone else can post them. (((Hugs)))

  7. Hi Gen – we have never met. I am a friend of a friend of a friend! Small world. I was dx w breast cancer in December. I’m about to start chemo. I love your sense of humor. Hang on to it, there’s more fun to come. Tomorrow, I will wear pink and eat an almond joy in your honor. You will be fine. Peace and blessings to you. Votre sante, su salute, to your health!

  8. Gen, I am so happy that Tommy and Suzanne have come to town to be with you. You have an army of support between your family and innumerable friends and we’ve all got your back. I’m sending all positive thoughts for you and the surgeon to kick butt tomorrow and start your road to recovery.
    Love ‘n hugs,

  9. Hi, Gen.
    I’ll be on my way to work when you go into theater but I’ll be thinking of you and of Glen and your extended family.

    You have a wonderful recovery. Best wishes. Deas.

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