Saturday, 30 March 2013

I got a matching pair!

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First I want to say I love you, Mr T. You are my world.
Second I want to thank all who have sent messages of well wishes and support. You people really do give me strength.

I've been home for two days. I'm still very sleepy and the pain is off the scale but I have Tramadol, Ibuprofen and Paracetamol. In the hospital I also had a morphine pump and a clicker with local anaesthetic in it...all good stuff!

Here's how I look this morning...two matching implants :o)

It's a little easier this time as the first mastectomy involved the removal of the breast and axillary nodes to clear all cancer cells. The breast which was removed this time will be checked but is expected to be clear.
I have two drains which Mr T is emptying each morning and these will be removed on Tuesday.
I'm pleased with the look...I did love my small natural breasts but as an alternative to no breasts this will do me nicely and if it means kicking cancer's butt then it will do me very nicely :o)

              


Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Mastectomy Number Two

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Tomorrow I shall be having mastectomy and reconstruction number two

I'm packed and as ready as I'll ever be

I shall post again as soon as I can
Oh...and this
xxx

Sunday, 17 March 2013

New breast update

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Nineteen weeks since surgery and this is how my new breast looks.
In a few days I'm having my second mastectomy and reconstruction and in a couple of months or so, when that one has settled, they should match.
New nipples a few months after that and I shall be as good as new!
 
I seriously hate HATE HATE my hair though. All this crap I've been through, with more to come...and what I've found the hardest to bear is the loss of my hair. Lord knows how long it will take to reach its previous length...

...and hey, I'm not bad for 51, eh?

              

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Wales v England Six Nations...Pffft!

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 I have rugby shirts and hair...yes, my hair is growing back after chemotherapy!

 

See how I like to hedge my bets?