Tomorrow, I will be going in for my next surgery.
I have been very open with my battle with breast cancer, and I don't want you to think I have been holding back. Truth be told, things have just slowed down. It seems like when I was first diagnosed things happened so quickly, now that I am finished with chemo everything has slowed to a tolerable pace.
Tomorrow, I will be having a right mastectomy and begin the reconstruction process. The reconstruction process seems to be a long one, and involves a few surgeries. But, it is all going to be worth it.
When I had my left mastectomy, I thought my breast surgeon put a tissue expander in at that time but I was wrong. Actually, he had left extra skin for the reconstruction process.
Here is what an expander looks like.
This is how it is done.
As you can see in the photo above, the expanders go under the muscle.
When I asked my plastic surgeon how big my oobiebays would be after surgery he said, "You will look like an eleven-year-old again." We all got a laugh out of that.
I have to deal with the drains again, but they will only be in a week or so. Then after a few weeks, I will go in to have saline added to my expanders. When the expanders get to the size we are wanting, then I will go in for surgery to have the implants put in.
At this time, I don't know how long this process will take, but I am on the road to a full recovery!
Tomorrow I am posting a game of some sort. There will be people in the waiting room needing entertainment, the surgery lasts for 3 hours, and I will need entertainment after my visitors leave. So, be sure to come by and play along.