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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Reconstruction

My breast reconstruction surgery was on Tuesday the 19th. It took my surgeon 13 hours to remove my port a cath, take out my expanders, sew my pectoral muscles back down to my chest, remove the fat and extra skin from my belly, and make new boobs out of it. I am really sore, and have to walk around bent over so as not to stretch the incision on my abdomen. I haven't seen the final product yet, but will tomorrow when I shower. Kind of nervous. The other bad thing is that I am swollen and bruised everywhere. I am carrying around 15 pounds of water weight from all of the iv fluids. Paul has been great and has stayed with me in the hospital for the last few days. Paul's mother Suzanne has the kids, and I am super grateful for her help. If all goes well, I will be able to come home tomorrow afternoon. My dr says that complications are most likely to occur in the first 48 hours, and I am almost 48 hours out right now. Thanks to everyone for all of their support. it has almost been a year since I was diagnosed, and could not have made it without my family and friends.

nancy