Sunday, July 20, 2008

Tour of Lasts


Yesterday was the Tour of Lasts.  My day kicked off at my favorite hole in the wall breakfast joint.  I had this awesome bagel sandwich  (egg, cheese, bacon, and I swear an entire avocado).  We then decided to swing by our local little coffee shop.  Oh how I am going to miss coffee.  Lucky me,  I happened to have a coupon for a free drink.  Any drink, any size.  So, why just order a 12 oz when I could get a larger size, right?!  I tell the barrista I would like the biggest size she had.  Little did I know it was a 32 ouncer!  Seriously.  As you can imagine, with a start to the day like that I wasn't even hungry again until dinner time.  Dinner itself wasn't anything too special or exciting.  Just homemade pizzas.  Making homemade 'za is one of our favorite things to do on a stay-in Saturday night.  But, for dessert. . . bellinis!  (champagne & peach nectar) Now, normally I'm not a foo-foo kind of gal.  I am more of a beer or occasional red wine person.  But for the Tour of Lasts I had to go out in style!
Today I am on a full liquid diet and tomorrow is just clear liquids.  Joy.  Of course,  all I can think about is all the food I should have ate yesterday.

Otherwise for how I am feeling,  I am incredibly rundown.   I can't wait for Tuesday.  I just want to get this over with.  Today I realized the real purpose of that to-do list I've been battling all week.  It was to keep me so busy that I was forced to keep my mind off of the surgery.  Ah, lets just say it worked well then.
Tomorrow in the early AM I meet with the ET nurse.  There I will get to find out where my new little friend, the stoma, will be residing for the next 3-4 months.  

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Steph,
I hope you are still awake and get a chance to read this!! I've been thinking of you often and praying for your quick recovery. I told a "soccer mom/friend" about your condition today. She looked at me and said "I had my colon removed 15 years ago and it's the best thing I ever did. The pain was finally gone" I was shocked! I've been to soccer tournament with the mom for the past couple of years and I had no idea that she had a "tube on her side". She's healthy and happy! She wants your blog sight so I sent it to her. Hopefully, you'll hear from her soon. Her name is Laurie. Randy and I can't wait for you to get this operation over with and moving on!! We love you and miss you!
Aunt Pam and Uncle Randy

Anonymous said...

Stephers,
Sounds like you are ready to go...I agree with your last blog..lets just get this over with! I am thinking about you all the time and I wish I was with you. I know that you are going to be ok, you are so strong and positive. I want you to call me whenever you are bored in the hospital, it can be anytime (even 3am!). If you are feeling lonely or just want to talk please call me. I will be around all week. I love you more than words can explain and I know that you are going to come out of this an even stronger person. Please call me anytime and know that I have you in my thoughts and prayers all day everyday. Brian says the same and good luck with everything. I love you and I hope to hear from you soon.
Love, Jessi

Erin said...

Steph,
Everytime I log into your site I tear up thinking about all you have to go through and how completely unfair it is. Then I get to a part of your blog where you make me smile or actually laugh out loud and I realize that, even though this is SO unfair and not supposed to happen to someone as young and otherwise health as yourself, I realize that you are going to get through this. There's no other option as far as I'm concerned.

Now, I read this blog at work (shame on me) and my boss caught me crying last week while reading it. To make a long story short - you now have a group of about 15 strangers in Bartlett, IL who are praying for you at their weekly prayer circle. My boss thinks you are an incredibly courageous woman. And I agree.

I love you very much. And I think about you constantly.

Love Always,
Erin

Paula said...

Stephanie,
It sounds like you are more than ready for tomorrow. We (Andy, Pat & Eric) are all thinking and praying for you and for Scott too. I will be anxiously awaiting a call from Nana for an update tomorrow.
Love,
paula