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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

My last post before surgery!

Hey guys!  So this is my last post before I go in for my liver resection and then I'll be gone for a little bit.  The surgery is tomorrow morning at 7:30 at Duke University in Durham, NC.  I've been anxious about this surgery since I found out about it.  It's kind of a big deal.  I feel like I just got better from having my stomach cut apart and put back together and now I get to go do it again (maybe sometime if I get brave I'll show you guys my scars, I swear I'm going to look like I was part of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre haha).

I think the recovery for this surgery will be about the same as my last surgery (I had a left hemicolectomy in February to remove a mass of cancer from my colon), I should be in the hospital, assuming everything goes according to plan, for 5-7 days.  Then I'm supposed to meet with my oncologist on July 13th to get me scheduled for my (hopefully) final 6 rounds of chemo.  


Now I'm sorry I don't have a better "see ya later" look for you guys but I just bought this shirt from Stand Up 2 Cancer (love this site because it doesn't just focus on just one type of cancer as so many places do) and I really wanted to wear it so this is the makeup I thought worked with it (I'm not usually a yellow girl haha). 
The shirt says "Survivor"
This is my other Stand Up 2 Cancer shirt that I bought

I just did a really pretty neutral look.  What I used:
Too Faced Shadow Insurance
Makeup Geek (MUG) "Pretentious" shadow on lid
MUG "Mocha" with a touch of "Corrupt" in crease
Blended up with MUG "Cocoa Bear" and "Cinderella"
with MUG "Vanilla Bean" as a highlight

On my lips:
MAC "Myth" lipstick
just a smidge of MAC Viva Glam Nicki lipstick
topped with Revlon "Cupcake" lip butter

If you're interested, depending on how I'm feeling, I'll try to update my facebook page while I'm in the hospital, just to let you know I made it through surgery ok.  And if you wouldn't mind sending some prayers or thoughts my way again, I would so much appreciate it!

I want to thank you all, from the bottom of my heart, for being so amazing and supportive of me during this time.  I feel so blessed that I am able to have this sort of outlet for my feelings and to talk about what I'm going through.  Sometimes it gets really hard but reading your kind words always makes it feel like not such a big deal.  So thank you all so much.  I love you guys and I'll talk to you soon!

64 comments:

  1. Wow you truly are a brave woman! I wish you and your family all the best.

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  2. I wish you all the best for the surgery! Hope you get well soon!

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  3. Good luck with your surgery! And get well soon! We'll be waiting for you. ♥

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  4. Good luck, i hope it all goes well
    Get well soon :)

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  5. I hope that everything goes extremely well and that you get better very soon!!! *Hugs*!!

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  6. Honey, I will pray for you and I hope that everything goes well and quickly you get back to us!

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  7. Aw good luck Sonja!! You're going to be okay :) Sending prayers your way!

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  8. So brave, beautiful, fighter as ever. You are in my prayers and I will light a candle for your recovery.

    See you soon, my friend.

    A huge kiss from a Spanish friend.

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  9. Good luck Sonja!! Sending good wishes for a fast recovery! ♥

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  10. Sending you and your family all the best wishes :)

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  11. I wish you the best in your surgery, dear and a speedy recovery!

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  12. You look just lovely, beautiful job as usual. The brownish colors make your eyes look greyish-green- very pretty :) Much luck with the surgery, I really hope everything goes smoothly and wish you a speedy recovery. You're very brave and strong which is inspirational on top of your talent for makeup. Take Care!

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  13. You are so inspirational. Wishing you all the best, may you have a quick and easy recovery, and I can't wait for you to continue blogging!

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  14. I will pray for you Sonja! HUGS!

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  15. I hope everything goes well, sweetie!

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  16. All the very best for tomorrow & a fast recovery xx

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  17. Hope your surgery goes well. Beautiful as ever!!

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  18. Sending lots of healing, happy thoughts your way! I can't wait to see what you come up with when your back. Good luck and Get well Soon!

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  19. I'm gonna have you in my prayers. Keep the faith!

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  20. I'm sending you warm healing energy!! May you have a speedy recovery and you will be in my thoughts. Best wishes!!

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  21. You will go and kick cancer's ass!! GET WELL SOON!! x

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  22. Continued prayers and good vibes! Kick ASS and take names!!! <3

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  23. you look gorgeous as always, I will pray for you, Im gonna be waiting for you right here cuz everything will be good (: godbless you & keep been the strong woman that you are xoxo

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  24. Gorgeous look.... and I'll keep you in my prayers...

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  25. good luck, sweetie!!! thoughts, prayers, and so much love are being sent your way. xxoo <3

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  26. *Sending wishes for speedy recovery*

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  27. Good Luck Sonja! I love the shirts especially the survivor one! Thinking of you xx

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  28. I wish you all the best for the surgery!>:d<

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  29. Wishing you all the best! I had my nipple reconstruction done last week and am due back to the hospital today for "the big reveal" so im a little nervous! Bring plenty of books and makeup to hospital with you, I starting putting my make up on the day after surgery last year, helped me feel more like "me! I will be thinking of you and will be looking forward to your next post!

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  30. wishing you all the best luck, here's to a safe & speedy recovery <3

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  31. Good luck with your surgery and recovery. You will do great! I love your yellow t-shirt too, you ARE a survivor :) xx

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  32. All the best with the surgery! We're all here for you.

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  33. You look beautiful! I wish you a speedy recovery. Stay strong!

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  34. My prayers are with you and your family

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  35. You have an amazing, positive spirit that I truly admire! Sending love and prayers to you and your family! <3
    Amber

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  36. Your makeup looks amazing as allways.Get well soon.xxx

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  37. My prayers and thoughts are with you. xoxo

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  38. You will be in my thoughts and prayers and we will look forward to your swift recovery and return to the blogosphere!

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  39. Good luck :) Hope all goes well :)

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  40. Good luck Sonja! We are all thinking about you and sending positive thoughts your way!

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  41. Wishing you the best and sending positive thoughts your way <3 *hugs*

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  42. Best of luck and have a speedy recovery!!!

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  43. I can't even imagine what you're going through right now... I wish you and your lovely family all the best through this ordeal, and I hope your recovery will be as smooth as possible. You're young, and strong, and positive, you'll heal in no time! Hugs from Spain.

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  44. I wish you all the best and I hope you have a Quick recovery!
    You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
    Love from the Netherlands

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  45. I'll keep you in my thoughts & prayers! Wishing you a speedy recovery!<3

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  46. thinking about you and wishing you a quick recovery! xoxo

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  47. I just started reading your blog recently, but I feel that I can really relate to you. I wish comfort and relaxation to you during your recovery & afterwards, and look forward to reading more when you return.

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  48. I just found your blog linked from another makeup blog and I am speechless from your cancer posts and how you handle it. I will be cheering you on as you fight this and I'm sure a lot of other strangers who come across this will too. I wish you the best and I have a feeling you are a fighter and a survivor, so keep up the good fight. =)

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  49. I hope the Surgery goes well!! You're always in my prayers!! BTW you look really pretty in Yellow!! Many well wishes!!! xoxox

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  50. I'm sure you here this a thousand times a day but your story is incredibly inspiring. Your beautiful inside and out and I feel so lucky to be able to experience a little chunk of your life through your blog. My prayers are sent out to you and your family, keep fighting, and keep it lovely!
    xo,
    -Imani Love

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  51. I`m from Germany and I`m sorry my English is so bad :(
    But I know what you and your family are going through - my husband was diagnosed with cancer two years ago...
    I`m often thinking about you and I wish you all the best!
    I will always keep you in my thoughts and in my prayers!!!
    Best wishes, Nadin

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  52. Today I thought about you while I was at work, so I saw that as a sign to pass my love and thoughts along to you. I hope today is a good day.

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  53. You are beyond beautiful, inside and out!!!

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