My Final Surgery

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 Was Mad at God

Even though it was almost a year ago, I remember it like it was yesterday … I had just come home to Maryland from a nice two-week vacation visiting my family and friends in Kansas for the holidays and I was ready to get back to my crazy busy life. It was January so that … Continue reading I Was Mad at God

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”

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

Mastectomy: The Removing of My Breasts

I had the first of what turned out to be many surgeries on April 20th. I went in for my double mastectomy with reconstruction; it’s technically called bilateral mastectomy with delayed-immediate breast reconstruction. They were removing my breasts and then placing expanders behind the tissue in my chest with the goal of slowly expanding my skin … Continue reading Mastectomy: The Removing of My Breasts

A Night in The Emergency Room

Last night was the absolute worst! After an extra day in the hospital, I finally got to go home Friday night. I was still in pretty bad pain, but I was walking on my own and it didn’t hurt (as bad) to breathe.Well, that was short lived. As Saturday day went into evening, I got … Continue reading A Night in The Emergency Room