Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Another appointment with Dr. P

I had another appointment with Dr P today.  He is awesome and I trust him 100%.  He has decided that instead of doing the tissue expanders, he is going to see if he can put the implants in during the mastectomy surgery.  He is also going to do a lift, so the positive part of this whole thing is that in the end, my boobs are going to look great!


Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Surgery Date Was Changed

I got an email last week from my plastic surgeon.  He let me know that he needed to change my surgery date from September 19th to the 13th.   Just reading the words made my heart race.......almost a week earlier.  I am glad that I made the choice to start seeing a counselor.  He is great and I feel comfortable with him, I believe he will be a great help during this process.

A friend of mine, who I met through the ships spouses group, is walking in the Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk on September 16-18th.  She came up to me at the last function I was at and let me know that she would like to add me to her list of people she is walking for.  She said that she felt like I was a Survivor of a different kind, because I am choosing to do all I can to prevent a Cancer diagnosis.  I had never thought of it that way.

So, next step is my pre op appointment with both surgeons on the 23rd.  From then I think the next month is going to fly by and before I know it I will be packing my bag for the hospital.  I am so scared of the surgery and the recovery, but I feel some relief that I am finally going to be able to get this over with. Thank you to all of you for your continued thoughts and prayers.  I am truly blessed.