Today I got my stitches out from having those wicked expanders removed. I am feeling a little better – the nausea has finally seemed to subsided a bit. I am so happy – after 2 months to finally not have stitches in my chest!
My plastic surgeon spoke with me a little about alternate reconstruction surgeries – but right now, I really don’t want to talk about it. My chest has been through the ringer for the past 2 months, I can’t even think about voluntarily letting someone cut into my chest again – at least any time soon. I can’t anyway, because of the chemo, but I sort of like to pretend I am in control of something.
I know that I am going to want to have breasts again, but just thinking of another surgery makes me sick right about now. I wonder when I’ll ever get over this? I guess I’ve got 5 rounds of chemo left, so I’ll have time then … but for now – I am just celebrating having these stitches removed!