Wendy Lerman Blog

An addendum to the website http://www.wendylerman.com

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Doing better each day

I'm doing even better today. The nausea has decreased a bit, fever is even lower, headaches are still there but the tylenol really helps. Also, have cut down even further on the other pain meds.

I felt somewhat productive today. I started going through the hundreds of boxes of photos that I have accumulated. I'm terrible about not putting them in albums. I got through one box today and it took hours! This box contained mostly photos of Casey as a newborn and Justin around 3 years old. Oh, and in this box were the ohotos of Casey being born. Thank goodness I found these! If my kids found them, they'd be scarred for life!

Justin LOVED Batman. He wore his cape everywhere, even to bed. Batman and Robin everywhere. I found pictures of his 4th birthday where Robin AKA Dave Russo made his appearance. Boy, Dave Russo looked like he was straight out of the movie!

I have to admit that it was a difficult day looking at these pictures. Seeing Casey as a newborn stirred up very strong feelings and longing for another baby. Unless I adopt, this will never happen. Now the tears start flowing.

Ok, on to the next subject. Next week I begin physical therapy for my Lymphadema at the Lahey Clinic. They will be doing Manual Lymphatic Drainage from my fingers to my armpit. Each day before I leave I will be wrppaed up tightly to preserve that day's work. This will be a daily thing for 1 month. They say it may not take a whole month but it's usually the norm. By the end of the month, my arm should look somewhat if not totally normal and I will be then fitted with another compression sleeve and glove. They will also teach me some techniques to maintain this. I've been waiting so long for this and I am very excited.

In 2 days I should have the pathology results from my surgery. I'm a little nervous and very anxious but I'm trying to keep cool.

I am going to start a new post tomorrow for news on other family members. Goodnight~

posted by Wendy Lerman @ 11:56 PM 2 Comments

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Yes, I had another surgery!

Here I am! Thanks to my brother Rich for setting this up for me. Now I am able to post every day if I like.

I was in the hospital for 2 nights following what I'd like to think was my last surgery. Being BRCA1+ if you remember is the genetic test for the Breast/Ovarian Gene. It also predisposes you to Melanoma and I have already had 2 of those. So I knew that I would need to remove my ovaries someday and like other things, I kept putting it off. Once I got my butt to a gyn/onc surgeon for a consult, the subject of my other female organs came up. To go through life worrying about another cancer is too much to bear so I decided to take it all out. I just found out that my maternal grandmother had uterine cancer, not ovarian, so this sealed the deal for me. It was my paternal grandmother who had the ovarian. So even though my mom had the breast cancer, I could have gotten the gene from my dad's side. Very interesting, who know if I have the uterine gene also huh?

So I am home recovering in my usual fashion. It's after 2AM and this is a normal night post op for me.

I have so, so much to post that I don't know where to begin. So this is it for now. I'll start slow and with the addition to this blog site, it should be a breeze to post each day. Honestly I can only handle sitting at my PC for short periods of time. Between my pain and meds my brain is mush and very tired.
Goodnight for now~

Love to you,


posted by Wendy Lerman @ 2:00 AM 1 Comments

Monday, September 19, 2005


Drop a note and say hello when you have a moment.

posted by Wendy Lerman @ 9:22 AM 4 Comments

Sunday, September 18, 2005

New Blog Site

Hi all. We've created this new blog site separate from the wendylerman.com site. Unfortunately spammers found Wendy's site and bombarded it. The b*stards! So, here is a site to allow for regular posts, comments, say hello, and stuff like that.

Thank you.
The Site Manager for www.wendylerman.com

posted by Wendy Lerman @ 7:54 PM 2 Comments