Tomorrow, September 7, 2017 I'm having my final breast surgery. I'm excited and extremely nervous at the same time. Tomorrow, my surgeon is removing the temporary breast tissue expanders and inserting the permanent silicone implants. It's been a hell of a ride since getting the call to come in for a follow up mammogram back … Continue reading My Final Surgery
I went in yesterday for my 9-month cancer check-up with my oncologist. For the past week I was on pins and needles – and my anxiety level was through the roof. As any breast cancer survivor will probably tell you – we all live with the constant fear of the cancer coming back. We have … Continue reading Nine-Month Cancer Screening
When is it ever a good time to try to begin dating after a double mastectomy … and after cancer? Is it 6-months? A year? Two years? I’ve pondered this so much lately. I think the answer ultimately depends on the person, and for me … I think a little over six months of my … Continue reading Dating After Cancer: How and When?
If you've had a mastectomy (single or double) with reconstruction then you probably know what this is. If not, you may be wondering what kind of weird drugs I'm into. Nope, no drugs here (other than whatever chemo may be left in my body) and the occasional pain pill because of the pain from the … Continue reading Breast Expansion Complete
A year ago today I went in to have my double mastectomy with partial reconstruction. I knew that they were removing my breasts, but I don't think it really sank in until I woke up later that night and felt like ... I had the entire front of me removed. Even though I was on … Continue reading A Year Ago Today I Lost My Boobs
I've been cut in the same place across my chest four times in less than a year. Granted, my amazing plastic surgeon was able fix my mastectomy scar a bit during this last surgery. He removed those gross "flaps" off my sides and was able to make the scar a little thinner - it was super … Continue reading What Can I Do About These Mastectomy Scars?
I am so excited to be moving right along with my breast reconstruction. Yesterday I had my second tissue expansion. I'm now halfway done with my expansion; I have 400 ml of saline in each breast. I was mistaken in my last blog post when I stated that my surgeon filled me with 200 ml of … Continue reading Breast Expansion #2