We traveled to a nearby city last week for Sarah to have her nipple reconstruction done. We checked into surgery around 10 a.m. and we were on our way back to our hotel room by 1:00 p.m. Sarah insisted on stopping for lunch before we went to our room. She did very well post op. The next afternoon we went to the plastic surgeon's office for them to redress her surgical site. I was truly stunned to see the amazing job her surgeon did! Sarah is happy now but I know that when the healing is done she will be even happier.
We both LOVE her plastic surgeon! He is quiet, meticulous with his work and jokes with us a little. His staff is just as wonderful as he is. They are ready to assist you in anyway possible and answer any questions you have. I think Sarah and I both feel like we have been adopted into a family. This has been such a good experience with a really great group of medical people.
We returned home on Thursday and prepared to leave on Friday for a statewide PFLAG (Parents and Friends of Lesbian and Gays......also trans) meeting. We went to fish fry on Friday evening..........unfortunately it was on Saturday evening. Then went to the PFLAG meeting on Saturday (thank goodness it was on that Saturday). We saw lots of old friends and made new ones. The group that put on the conference did a great job.
After the PFLAG meeting, we drove home in a blinding rain and thunderstorm. At times we would get off the expressway and on some back roads because the rain was SO BAD. We finally arrived home safely but exhausted.
The next day we go to church. We are both a little tired from the drive the evening before. There is a potluck lunch after church. There is a new military family who has started going to our church several months ago. The husband had been deployed for several months and the wife was at home pregnant and with a 2 year old daughter. The husband got home just in time for the birth of their newest daughter. They were at church with both girls (who are beautiful). We were in conversation with the mother and she was laughing and saying how shy her oldest little girl is. She said that people will speak to the little girl and she will turn away BUT when she sees Sarah she always gets excited and speaks to her. As they were leaving the little girl had to return, once to sing a song for us and then to blow us a kiss.
In the beginning, some of the adults in our church were worried about the effect Sarah would have on children. Well........ they all love her. We have families and kids visit in our home, usually, weekly. We babysit for some of the kids. We became known last year as the auntees who could put fussy babies to sleep. Some of the families and children have moved away and we miss them terribly but keep in touch with them.
All in all, this has been a great week!!