The Sonia Show

Writer. Podcaster. Beer drinker. Old movie watcher. Mother. Goober.

Return to Recovery Island


Yeah, so, I am home, recovering on the couch … again.

I’m back on Recovery Island.

Ginger ale? Check.

Pink Snuggie being used as a blanket? Check.

Homer taking up most of the Snuggie? Check.

The surgery went well. Unfortunately, the surgeon had to put in the dreaded drains. Boooo! Everyone knows how I feel about the drains. I am going to rest and eat a lot of protein, which the nurses tell me aids in healing. Hopefully, I can get these stupid things out on Friday.

One unfortunate side effect from the surgery this time: Sore throat. It never happened to me before but it happens sometimes when you go under general anesthesia; the tube irritates your throat. David bought me a drink with aloe and wheat grass, though, and that seems to help.

Thank you, everyone, for all the positive thoughts and good vibes today. I truly appreciate it. This should be the last surgery for a long time, so I am quite pleased to have it over, and I’m well on the road to recovery.

My sister is coming out tomorrow, and we are spending the day watching movies, specifically “Precious.” That should be fun, right?


Author: The Sonia Show

I'm a writer/podcaster/mother/goober in San Francisco who likes to drink beer, shop, laugh and make other people laugh, watch old movies, feed my unhealthy obsession with pop culture, kick breast cancer's ass, go on adventures with my mighty, mighty good man David and my awesome autistic son, Calvin, wear orange and root for the San Francisco Giants, participate in general jackass-ery, talk about TV, eavesdrop on strangers' conversations, make nerdy “Star Wars” and “Simpsons” references, and post personal things about myself on the web for all to read, which makes me some sort of literary exhibitionist.

8 thoughts on “Return to Recovery Island

  1. Glad to hear you’re home and recovering. Rest and take care. And eat lots of ice cream! That’s what you do after surgery, right?

  2. Sonia – I’ve been following your site for some time but I have never put up a comment. I find you completely hysterical and love even the littlest commentary you have on dogs, street people and the like [I liked the Palin stuff too]. I wanted to say to you how very brave I think you are for not only surviving the cancer but doing it in front of an audience. To me that is very admirable so much so that I had to say something to you. I wish you and David the best in the next coming months. I hope your recovery is a speedy one. Take care, Susan

  3. Yes, rest, ice cream, stimpy the nurse…

    Man, Precious is pretty hardcore, but I’ve heard it’s amazing. Actually, my sister said that the fact that everyone talks about how “hardcore” it is is a bad thing, since it’ll put people off of watching it. Because it is amazing.

    Anyway, hope you start feeling better, good vibes from the inner sunset… 🙂

  4. @Aaron and Kirk: Thanks for the well wishes! You are welcome to come sit on the couch and watch TV with me on Recovery Island anytime.

    @Susan: Thank you so much for commenting! I am truly flattered by your kind words. I always smile when people say I’m brave for writing about my battle with breast cancer, because it would never occur to me to not write about it. It’s how I process things. I think people are brave for reading it!

  5. Smiles everyone, smiles.

    Feel better. Good vibes are being generated.

  6. Precious is great. Ice cream is great. Sisters are great. Animals are great. Home nurses are great. You’re a lucky gal.

  7. I think a few hours of watching Harpo Marx has a lot more healing properties than crying your eyes out watching Precious. I have some Laurel and Hardy you can borrow…

    Stay in your snuggie and hope you are all better soon!

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