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?
After having the breast tissue expanders surgically implanted on March 7, and a decent post-op appointment on March 13, I was able to go in for my first breast expansion on March 20, 2017. For those of you who don't know what breast tissue expanders are, here is a picture: If you've followed my Battling … Continue reading Breast Tissue Expansion #1
I'm sure people will find these photos gross, and even say that I'm sharing too much. And that's your right to think and say that, but it's also my right to share my story and my photos. I want other women who are facing breast cancer and the possibility of a mastectomy with breast reconstruction … Continue reading Pictures From Breast Reconstruction
Today is the day. I'm laying in bed and staring at the clock. In just a few hours I'm going in for part 1 of my breast reconstruction - again. Today my surgeon will cut my chest open again and insert the breast tissue expanders. This time he's inserting them over my chest muscles, rather … Continue reading Surgery #5: New Boobies
I woke up this morning feeling a lot of anxiety because I had a bad dream. Do you ever have a dream - or nightmare - that is just so realistic? As I sit here sipping coffee, I just can't seem to get it out of my head. Sometimes as I begin writing, I start … Continue reading Stop Haunting My Dreams