Ed popped in as well. I was so proud that I did 35 minutes on the treadmill and went to wipe off machine. I had to get a towel from the other side of the gym. As I turned to walk back, I took one step and hit a rowing machine that was moved out into the pathway. I fell missing my head and landing on my shoulder in front of Ed on the elliptical machine. My body was like what is going on and of course, I was so embarrassed until Ed who had jumped off the machine was wrapping my leg and Matt who had run over was talking to me.
The cleaning lady for the gym called the emergency line and several people came over to wish me well. I was oblivious to why there was so much fussing going on and how Matt's blood pressure was 200. After about 15 minutes, the Doctor and the wheelchair arrived. Now this was a good thing as Juan Carlos the doctor was adorable! He told me to put my arms around his neck (in front of Matt????) and he would pick me up. I said are you nuts! He insisted. He did it and of course I was in love!! Well, next to Matt!
They took me to the medical unit and it was here that I found out that I would need stitches. They were talking about the bone that they were looking at it and how lucky it was that it wasn't broken. I think at this time I realized that I had no idea how bad it was. Seven stitches later and wheelchair bound, I figured it out! I sometimes can feel like Charlie Brown! Needless to say my cruise did not go as intended. I spent 4 days in a wheelchair and never could get in the pool or go to the spa. I needed a push everywhere I went so it put a cramp in everyone's fun. On the last cruise day, I was able to go off the ship to the beach in Nassau but that was horrible as I could not go into the water and it was hot! I had to go the medical unit daily and the times Juan Carlos was working made it nice! Val, Ed and I fought over who would be his girlfriend. I would make Mrs. Robinson look like a teenager with him, Val was about 15 years older than he was and he was not a member of Ed's tribe! He told me that his stitches were two beautiful women on a Harley!
This was not the relaxing trip we hoped for and NCL cruise lines are on my list! As I type this, I am waiting to talk to the surgeon about taking out the stitches and being assured that Wednesday is a go. Right now I am scheduled to go in at 10am, get the isotope for the sentinel biopsy at 11 and surgery at 1. I should be in recovery by 6 or 7 and into my room by 9. Long day so I am glad I get to sleep thru most of it.
Please keep me and my family in your prayers especially on Wed. I will be glad to rid myself of the cancer, but losing my girls will be a shock as they have been a big part of my life (literally!!). Your good vibes help a lot.
Here is to Round 2. Lets knock it out of the park!