My surgery date fast approaches…I met some really nice ladies at my pre-op appt. there was one that was just complaining her ass off…how this was her 2nd or 3rd reconstruction and on and on about how bad the paid was…but shit she had big boobs she had doubld expanders in there…easily above a DD…I mean cmon…if we get to a point of that kind of pain I think I’d just go smaller. I’m excited on many levels about the next step…I’m closer to looking the way I used to, which I miss…I’m closer to not having to be cut on anymore. I’m closer to ending my personal battle, I’m still in the fight but as an advocate and voluteer and survivor. I’m looking forward to not havig the distraction of constant doctors appointments, I know I’ll still have more than most people with the follow up my onco will continue to do but compared to the last year+ it will be nothing. I’m excited to see my mom again…I told her she didn’t have to come for this one but she wouldn’t hear of it…she said something to the effect of “well they are cutting on you aren’t they?” and that was that…lol I love her she is so supportive. I have no major complaints today and life is good…
It always blesses me to hear of people having family coming to support and help. I had my husband and my youngest son (my oldest son lives in Paris, France and couldn’t make the trip – he owns his own business), but no one else. My sister and her husband were foreclosed on and moved to NC while I was going through chemo and had a lot of health issues but never heard from her unless I called. My two brothers who live near my sister never called and neither did my oldest brother who lives in Alaska.
Now if anything comes up I will have the love and support from my “sisters” in my support group “Beyond Boobs.”
I hope everything goes well! I had two recon surgeries – one to do the swap out from expanders to implants, and one revision surgery six months later. The pain was not all that bad – either time. Keep us posted! oh, and my plastic surgeon released me three months after the final surgery.