Originally Posted by OutWest
I'm sorry she won't be coming home, but it's wonderful that the wound is healing. She (and you) have been through so much in such a short time.
I wanted to ask--Do you have anyone taking care of you? You mentioned that your office is being very understanding, but do you have family or friends close by who are looking out for you? I hope so. And I hope you're taking good care of yourself. Sending (more) good thoughts your way.
Thank you - you're so kind to ask after me. Bentleysmom, too. Both my mother and my sister offered to get on planes and come when I found out about the cancer - but I said no, it's okay. I just needed a lot of time to cry and grieve. My best friend did arrive in town last night and came right over. Right now, I am just focussing everything on Tee. I think the initial shock of the diagnosis is wearing off. After talking with the surgeon again yesterday (he saw me visiting Tesia and stopped by), I am accepting it as reality. (He and the oncologist do believe it is melanoma; we are just waiting for the stains to confirm it). I'll be okay - having the time off from work was what I needed most. Just to have time to focus on her and visit her for hours and hours at the VEC was gold. I am going to work today - mostly because I need to get myself out of my sad little world - because I can't even visit her today because of the surgery. I will be off tomorrow to bring her home, and if need be, I will be home Thursday, too.