Wanting to let everyone know that I will be away from blogging for a little while. I hope to be able to return as soon as possible. Tomorrow August 14th is my surgery. I will be going in to have my mastectomy for breast cancer. I am also gonna start the breast reconstruction process immediately following the mastectomy. I will not be able to do much for a while. This will be a long drawn out process to get from ground zero to building a boob. The only thing I have going for me is the fact that I am not over endowed up top.... The plastic surgeon told me depending on how it goes I have a 20 % chance of waking up with a implant in place and a 80% chance of waking up with a tissue expander in place . The tissue expander's are gradually inflated each week . Which in turn stretches the skin slowly. So it gives you more tissue to work with. And once their is enough skin then they remove the tissue expander and place your implant.
Wish me luck everyone. I do believe I will be needing lots of luck on this endeavor. And lots of prayer also. This is definitely the last thing I ever thought I would be doing at 43.
Their are all kinds of fancy flap procedures one can have for reconstruction. But I opt not to do those as they involve a lot more healing time. Are a lot more painful and create multiple surgical sites on your body. I need to be able to heal as fast as possible and get my strength back quickly. So I can take care of my 13 year old daughter and my 19 year old special needs son. My daughters first day of school is this coming Monday.
Keep on quilting and sewing