Sorry it has been so long since my last post! Now that I’m feeling good, I find that my time gets eaten up with all the things that were neglected the 6 months or so I was down. Let’s see if I can get you all caught up….
The plastic surgeon was able to get my tissue expanders filled in record time… it was a very painful process (nursing two boys was NOTHING compered to the pressure I felt after each fill), but the important thing was that we got done before I had to start radiation… I now have to sit with what I call “boulders” in my chest for 6 months, until they put the actual soft implants in late December. Let me tell you, these things are HARD. They don’t move, shift, or bounce in ANY way. Sleeping is interesting, to say the least. I was never a stomach sleeper, but if I had been, that would be impossible now. Although I am slowly getting used to it, the silicone implants will be a welcome change. Come on December! Once that second surgery is over, I will finally be able to put this all behind me. Here’s to a better year in 2015! I think my family is WAY overdue..Radiation will start on Monday, July 21st and will be 5 days a week for 7 weeks… Side effects are relatively minimal from what I understand. Some fatigue, and possibly a sunburn like rash in the area being radiated. I’ll just be glad when it’s done, and I can get one step closer to my new normal.
As for my hair, it is S~L~O~W~L~Y growing back… after realizing that it would take several months before I even have a “pixie” cut, I decided to buy a new wig. This one is VERY natural looking, and is much more wind friendly than my last one. I think I’ll name her Charlotte. :)
Hope everyone’s summer is going well! I’ll keep doing what I do best…. keep on keepin’ on!