Like I stated in a few earlier posts....I had no problem having a complete radical mastectomy (click link to see exactly what that is ~~>) Radical Mastectomy of my left breast due to the cancer. My feelings were that if it's trying to kill me why would I want to save it. Having 3 tumors plus a large mass of small ones forming I had no other choice if I wanted to live.....plain and simple.
Selecting the Tram Flap reconstruction was harder on my body then building up the space behind the muscle in my chest wall to later place a saline implant....but it was the fastest way to get the result and hey I had enough donor tissue (Tummy lol!) to make a new boob and now I have a new boob and no tummy............BONUS! lol lol lol For an eight hour surgery recovery tough but I was never more than uncomfortable and I was out of the house at the lake just 11 days later. Ü
And as I also stated in an earlier entry it was the Chemo that I feared the most.....not the surgical knife. So with one dose of Chemo under my belt (2nd one this coming Tuesday) and six more after that I am extremely blessed to say...........PIECE OF CAKE!!!! lol The chemo day itself was no different (except for a few tears) than the days before chemo, even the next two days I felt fine thanks to the strides they have made with dealing with the nausea. I would have to say the 4th and 5th days were probably my roughest but I think that was from the 3rd drug that was supposed to help with the nausea. The 6th and 7th days I slept a lot and after that I have been back to my normal self. I have been feeling awesome ever since and I am THANKFUL!!!!
So here I sit saying that even with cancer come blessings and for me a few perks! lol I will have the body back that I had before children (perky boobs and no tummy!) My hair may come back either thicker of if I am lucky with a few curls to it. I know exactly how much I am loved by people that I love in my life, I will yet again set my own personal standards higher at living even a better life, and I hope that through this blog and the way I am dealing with my own battle with Breast Cancer that the next person who gets that news has a few less fears and see's that not every diagnosis is a death sentence. You battle hard you can win the victory!
I want to thank all those that are walking this weekend for a cure, I am honored that some of you have added my name to your list of who you are walking for, I am humbled for every dollar that has been given this month of October for breast cancer awareness for my sake and so very thankful for all the encouraging comments left for me in this blog and the love you have shown for me and my family.....you, the people reading this blog are the ones that are truly inspirational to me.
Thank You All!