As you know, I am recovering from mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery. I’ve had bumps in the road, successes, a step forward and two steps back. But yesterday, well yesterday–I haven’t invented a category for it it. Hey, are you still reading? Good. I’m glad you stopped by to visit me. I retained a lot … More A personal note for my readers only
I have three aliens that live with me. They are just here for a short visit, and will be packing up and leaving on Wednesday. They are like most guests; wanted at first, their presence is comforting. But as time goes on, I just want your house back and my life back to normal. They … More The aliens will be leaving on Wednesday.
Roughly two weeks ago, I had major surgery: a mastectomy of my right breast and breast reconstruction. The surgery took 12 hours. Joan, on the other hand, experienced a “routine” procedure in a clinic, and died. My procedure consisted of removal of my breast (due to cancer) and reconstruction, which involved microsurgery. The surgeon extracted … More I underwent surgery the same week as Joan Rivers, but I woke up.
Any car salesman knows that once the customer has walked off the lot, he’s lost the sale. A savvy car buyer knows: always be ready to walk away. I did not realize that my best negotiating skills were necessary to maneuver through the process of mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery. I was diagnosed with breast … More Am I having a mastectomy or buying a used car?
I have been diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, which means that the breast cancer has spread beyond the milk ducts, and into the surrounding breast tissue. I thought that I only had two options: Mastectomy, then implants to form a “new” breast. Mastectomy, no implants, but use a prosthesis which is inserted into bra. I decided, … More I just learned about another option for Breast Cancer Patients
Most of this week was spent driving back and forth to the hospital, and sitting next to my step-father’s bed, waiting, waiting and waiting for his surgery. He was unable to swallow without the food going into his lungs. Finally, after EIGHT days, they took him into surgery to remove and biopsy several masses on … More Spent the week at the Hospital