Three Down, Two to go…

Well, my one step mastectomy/reconstruction didn’t quite turn out that way. Life always throws you curveballs, and I’m not going to cry over something way out of everyone’s control. So after the reconstruction had to be redone on 7/12/11, I developed a post-op infection literally overnight in the right boob. Thanks righty, things were going so well up until that night. Despite having “barbie boobs”, which actually do have advantages (no high-beams at inappropriate times ladies!), I was now going to be mono-boobed. Now THAT pissed me off. Seriously. I’d been through a lot already and had maintained a good sense of humor thru it all, but you are going to take one away and leave me with nada for at least a few months. In the grand scheme of things you are thinking “girl STFU and quit your bitching!” but I’d been cut open several times & fileted like a fish, been put into a tiny plastic tube for 4 hours a day, 7 days a week, for 2 weeks only to have my nipples still essentially fall off and have to be removed. Not to mention having to have drains put in multiple times, have to go with the family and not be able to participate in ANYTHING on vacation because of the open wounds. Not be able to swim all summer, no baths. Really, I think I deserve to bitch a bit, or at least punch someone in the face that is being especially obnoxious ๐Ÿ˜‰ (I have been very tempted to do that a few times! LOL) But no, I’ve laughed about the absurdity of it all, except when I came out of surgery with an unexpanded expander (I was promised it would be full).

Fast forward a few weeks…I am on my next to last fill. I have 370 in there & my other implant is 500ccs. So I’ll get 100ccs tomorrow, and another100ccs the following week and then hello boobie again!

We are fast approaching September and October is the Race for the Cure. I want to healed and have the stamina to walk the whole thing. Ladies, Get those mammos! do the monthly exams or have your significant other do them for you ๐Ÿ˜‰ Feel those boobies!! And if you have a family history, and were like me having lumps over and over and over again with suspicious pathology–mastectomy & reconstruction is an option. Don’t be afraid of it!! Talk to your doctors, contact me. Make a buddy to go with you for those yearly test–she can be your “breast friend” mine is Ilene and she is the breastest breast friend ever ๐Ÿ™‚

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