Surgery #4: Removing the Expanders

Well, I gave it the good old college try. I have endured some of the most excruciating pain of my life with these expanders. My body has been rejecting them from the beginning, but I really, really wanted to keep them in so I can get my breasts back. I decided that I can no longer … Continue reading Surgery #4: Removing the Expanders

My New “Bed”

I can’t take it anymore. I haven’t been able to get a good night’s sleep in weeks. The pain/pressure from the expanders is ridiculous. I can’t lay down and with all the stitches in my chest I can’t get comfortable. My mom told me that I’d probably have some trouble laying down, but stubborn me, … Continue reading My New “Bed”

Let’s Go Wig Shopping

After my second surgery to fix a skin infection after my double mastectomy, I am finally feeling well enough to get out of the house! Other than the hospital and the doctor’s office, I haven’t been anywhere in four weeks. I still have a lot of pain, but I am sucking it up so I … Continue reading Let’s Go Wig Shopping

Surgery #3: Chemo Port Implant Today

Today was my third surgery in three weeks. Today, it was only a minor, outpatient surgery. I got my chemo port inserted in my chest. It feels weird. I’m not going to lie and pretend like I’m tough, this, combined with the other two surgeries I’ve had in the past couple week and the pain … Continue reading Surgery #3: Chemo Port Implant Today

Surgery #2: Infected Skin

I have been having a hell of a time with these tissue expanders. I feel like I can hardly breathe. I went in for my check up with my surgeon the other day, after my debacle in the emergency room. My regular plastic surgeon was actually out of town, so I had to see his … Continue reading Surgery #2: Infected Skin

My At-Home “Nurses”

The babies are super worried about me and now that I am just a little better from the surgery and E.R. visit, they have been coming in and sleeping with me at night time. Thankfully I have a great big, king size bed. I am still in excruciating pain from my mastectomy and I haven’t … Continue reading My At-Home “Nurses”