Sunday, September 17, 2006

VIVI AWARDS, More Post Op pics and stretch marks! lol

First of All I would like to direct all of my readers over to a blog that was started by Jackie over at Hope Floats for the upcoming VIVI AWARDS. It is a place to nominate, vote for and find new blogs to enjoy and add to your forever growing list of blog updates to read! lol


Follow this link to read more about it ~~~>


VIVI AWARD JOURNAL


Second of all I would like to thank Jackie from HOPE FLOATS for nominating my journal, and I would like to thank Sheila from NEEDLES AND HOOKS for  nominating my blog for the MOST INSPIRATIONAL during my current battle with Breast Cancer. My goal is to share my experience up close and personal with anyone that might benefit from it. So thank you very much  girlfriends!


Now for those that are squeamish at heart please click out of my blog for I am about to update my progress with reconstructive surgery after Mastectomy via new pictures.


Yesterday was a calendar month (August 16 - September 16) for my surgery and I wanted to share updated photo's to document my recovery. Like I blogged earlier about Dr. Hollywood who peeled off my scabs to promote new healing on my newly reconstructed breast. One of my Girlfriends recently confided in me how jealous she was that my tummy tuck removed my post childbirth stretch marks.....I had to laugh for the fact that I still have a few stretch marks left.........they have just been relocated to the center of my new breast as seen in the photo below. With the placement of the new nipple and tattooed areola after my final chemo treatment that should help cammoflauge the visable stretch marks on my new boob! lol


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Now on to the tummy.....the line looks deceiving in the photo it is very thin (like eyelash thin in some parts to pencil line thin in others) It should be hardly visable after a few years of healing. So who knows...maybe my bikini days aren't completely over as I once thought!  OK! So maybe not a bikini anymore but I could get away with a midrift top now and then!!!! lol


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Life is good and I am blessed! Yes........ even with cancer my life is good and I am blessed!

28 comments:

pippa1116 said...

thanks for sharing the pics.  I have had several abdominal surgeries and the scars are just about invisible.  you really have to look to see them.  take care,
tina

mzgoochi said...

I'm so glad you're doing so well Kim. You're gonna get my vote too!!!
(((big hugs)))

dbaumgartner said...

You are looking good.  You journal is wonderful and if you help just one person, you've done well.

Have a wonderful day.

Deb

thisismis72 said...

you are an inspriration to me.  I think you are the bravest strongest person I know, you have been so strong here, I hope you get all the blessing you def. deserve.
Missy

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

You are in my prayers and thoughts daily...you are such an inspration.  Thank you for sharing your pictures i am sure they will help many woman.  Hugs,TerryAnn

ann7inflorida said...

You got my vote, chica!!! I say go for the bikini -and- the midrift shirt! :)

frankandmary said...

My bf was reading thru your journal today with me since breast cancer runs in his mother's family, but he knows little about it. He was very impressed with your wit, knowledge & attitude.
I agree with Jackie & Sheila. ~~Mary

rap4143 said...

I have a few friends who have had/are through breast cancer.  You attitude will get you mending much quicker!!!

Betty

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wipforever said...

What can I say, Kim?  I do find your journal and your attitude about all of this to be inspirational and well-deserving of the nomination.  :)

You look like you're healing very nicely!  Congratulations!  

Have a wonderful day!

Love,
Sheila

http://journals.aol.com/wipforever/NeedlesandHooks

ajquinn354 said...

Yes dear life is good, enjoy every moment of it, you earned that for sure. Hey, go for the bikini, you'll wow everyone.  Have a wonderful day....Arlene (AJ)

candlejmr said...

You look MAAAAH-VELOUS!!  And I am going to vote for you too!  

((hugs))
Jeanne

lindaggeorge said...

You are dealing with this so well, but as my sister said, when she went through the same, you have to, what's the alternative? I'm not sure I could be so brave.

My friend chose to have her remaining healthy breast and nipple removed, as she couldn't live with the worry of having cancer again. Having always beeen flat chested, she chose much bigger implants and the the nipple reconstruction and tattoo. She was thrilled with  her new boobs , so you can always find something good no matter how bad things might seem. Take care.


http://journals.aol.co.uk/lindaggeorge/GeorgeMansions/

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sdoscher458 said...

Oh Kim it does look like you are healing well, that's a blessing. There is a salve thats repairs collegen (stretch marks show up because of the destroyed collegen) ask you Doctor about...I think it's Strivectin I'm probably miss-spelling it, but it does help. I had a low ceasarian and it helped the scars.  Your gonna be one hot tamale lady.....and you have my vote too...love, Sandi

lanurseprn said...

By next summer you'll be ready for that bikini!!  You just watch!
Pam

gandsbrock said...

Oh you could definitely wear some very low rise jeans.  I know I would!!

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mosie1944 said...

You continue to amaze me.

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xomywayox said...

You are so wonderful and giving. I think your new boobie is healing just fine, it has good sem-a-tree (I can't spell that word but you know what I mean! LoL)

Yummy Tummy Too!!!

Brenda

shayshaydc said...

It looks so painful!!! But then again I'm sure it doesn't feel good huh??? Once the healing takes place you are going to be styling girl!!!!!! LOL..... http://journals.aol.com/shayshaydc/Golfaholic
Sharon:)

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pprrrr39 said...

Looking good Kim........