The Beat Goes On ...

Well, we hit another speed bump on the road to surviving breast cancer.  The infection that landed me in the hospital in September reared it's ugly head again in October and a third surgery was required to get it all cleaned up.  My surgeon sent me home with a "wound vac" due to the size and depth of the incision and I have had home care nursing three times a week to change dressings since October 14th.  Needless to say, it's been one more frustrating rest stop on this journey but Dave and I continue to be grateful for the technology and skill of my physicians and nurses in getting me well.

Last week's visit to M. D. Anderson and my surgeon indicates another couple of weeks on the wound vac (which applies negative pressure, increases circulation and vacuums off the nasty stuff) and I should graduate to regular bandages and dressings.

Once we clear that hurdle, we're hopeful that we can spend the last weeks of 2011 in getting new inventory on site and start off 2012 with a *BANG*!  Dave and I want to thank you for your cards and emails and well wishes.  It's been a long, hard year but we're so grateful for all our friends who have walked this road with us!

God Bless, Let's Find A CURE! and see you soon!

Darlene (& Dave too!)