Tomorrow I have the lumpectomy--such an ugly word. Morg and I met with Dr. Martinez on Friday. The procedure is pretty straight-forward (http://surgery.about.com/od/proceduresaz/ss/Lumpectomy.htm).
It's the side effects I worry about, like lymphedema (http://www.networkofstrength.org/information/treatment/sideeffects/lymphedema.php). Ew. We should have the pathology report by Thursday, then we can proceed with radiation and chemo. Morgan is taking the week off to care for me, but I'm hoping that recovery from a lumpectomy doesn't take that long.
Last night we had a scrumptious dinner at Laura and Greg's house: grilled wild salmon and eggplant, roasted potatoes, broccoli, and cauliflower, a delicious fennel and apple salad, followed by a desert of dream bars (http://bakinandeggs.com/2009/10/22/dream-bars-angel-bars/)
topped with vanilla gelato. As you can imagine, it was a happily sated group.
This morning my friend, Elena, brought us two (!!) lovely homemade veggie pot pies. Yum! That's dinner for several nights this week. Thank you, Elena! Then we wandered over to the Hope Farmer's Market on the east side. (11-3 Sundays) I loved it--nice and shady and very low-key. You can still sleep in a bit on Sunday, have coffee and a leisurely breakfast before venturing out. If you haven't yet, you should check it out.
Morgan hung shade cloth over our garden. Maybe that means we can have a viable garden for the rest of the month!