Two Weeks Post Mastectomy

If, before my surgery, you had told me that two weeks after my mastectomy I would be pretty much back to my normal life I would have laughed at you. But that is how things are. Warning – If you do not want to see my boobs, or post op pics, this is not the post for you! I have seen dozens of people in support groups on line who are barely able to move after two weeks and struggling even at the six week mark. I knew I would heal quickly, and that I have a high pain threshold, …

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One Week Post Mastectomy

This time last week I was still waiting to make my way to the hospital for my surgery. This week I am relaxing back at home, now in recovery mode. Yes, it’s been a pretty full on week – I mean, all major surgery would be. But it’s not been anywhere near as difficult as I made it to be in my mind beforehand. I won’t go into all the details of the surgery, you can see that in my previous post. By day three though I was ready to be out of the hospital. I was listed on their …

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My Bilateral Mastectomy with Tissue Expanders

Nine weeks doesn’t seem like a long time, but that’s how long it was for me (by choice) between my breast cancer diagnosis and surgery. Nine weeks also isn’t very long at all when its the last bit of time with your boobs. Right now I am three days post op, and I am feeling good enough to share how my “Bilateral Mastectomy with Tissue Expanders and Right Lymph Node Biopsy” went. Warning – there are graphic photographs ahead. If you do not want to see my boobs, or post op pics, this is not the post for you! Click …

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Optimistic, Realistic or Burying my Head in the Sand?

Clearly cancer is a physical ailment – I mean, my cells are mutating and trying to kill me! But so much of the treatment and recovery relies on the way the whole process is dealt with mentally. No one wants to hear those horrible words “you have cancer”, but once you do there is no going back. Unfortunately there is no way to turn back time or to magic the cancer into thin air, no matter how much we all want to. And we all do. Want it more than anything. All we can do now is choose how we …

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