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babyseeester
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   Posted 1/2/2006 9:42 PM (GMT -7)   
The big day is Jan. 19 at noon PST.  I have to admit, I'm getting a little nervous about it.   sad  I could use the PCE and some pink feathers to help me through!  LOL  However, I will try my best to focus on the final result and not dwell on the rough road to get there.  I'm hoping for the best, but expecting the worst, as far as pain and discomfort.  That way I won't be surprised.  My plastic surgeon referred a woman to me on whom he did this procedure in Nov. 2004.  I spoke with her the day after Christmas.  She is totally happy with her results and has high praise for the surgeon.  That made me feel better. 
 
Wish me luck!
L & H,
Kathy


Brnadebt
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   Posted 1/2/2006 11:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Kathy

I did not know that you were even considering that at this time. I wish you all the luck in the world and a fast recovery. I will be sitting in the front seat of the PCE pink from head to toe. You will be fine, because you are tough, anyone who has been down this road has to be!

Lots of love to you.
Hugs:)
Bernadette


Luci
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   Posted 1/3/2006 8:32 AM (GMT -7)   
Kathy, I'll be on the PCE too. It's a tough recovery, but I'm happy with mine. Even though I've recently had some problems I'd still do it again. Before you know it, it'll be over and you'll really be on the way to your new life. Sending you pre-op hugs from here. Luci
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer.  Albert Camus


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   Posted 1/3/2006 8:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Kathy, I'll be there in pink feathers too! OOOOK, I'll wear more that just the feathers, lol. Don't worry you will have many breast friends there and I will also be praying for an easy recoverey. You'll look great!! L&H, Gail
  It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
 
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Lmmackey
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   Posted 1/3/2006 3:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I'll see you in the OR. Don't worry about a thing, aside from clearing all the pink feathers from your hair post-op! You'll do great!! I envy and value your courage! Keep the faith, all will be well!

L&H,
Laure'
The finger of God touches your life when you make a friend.
----Mary Dawson Hughes---


Candy
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   Posted 1/4/2006 1:09 PM (GMT -7)   
I will be on the express. My thoughts and prayers will be with you.

Hugs,

Candy
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10
 


chantry31
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   Posted 1/6/2006 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Wishing you the best of recuperations... See you on the 19th!

Hugs

Chantry
There are no wrong turnings, only paths we did not know we were meant to take - Guy Gavriel Kay


babyseeester
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   Posted 1/7/2006 10:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Bernadette,
 
I wasn't considering this procedure until a couple of months ago.  I just can't stand to wear the prosthesis anymore and just wish I could go out in public without having to put it on.  My hope is that after all is done, which might include a lift or reduction on the good side, that they'll be perky like a teenager and I can get by wearing just a sports bra!  LOL  Plus, with the tummy tuck, I'm going to look even better!
 
Thanks ladies for being there for me again.  I'll be on the look out for you in the OR.
L & H,
Kathy


JUJU8872
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   Posted 1/8/2006 8:42 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm with you, Kathy. I can not do this until March and will probably wait until the next March. I hope to find a job soon and do not want to cause any problems with a new position. Please journal if you can so you can e-mail it for all of us considering this procedure.

Judy

babyseeester
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   Posted 1/8/2006 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Judy,
 
That's a very good idea.  Last Christmas my husband gave me a journal and I only wrote in it a few times.  I will add it to the list of things to take to the hospital.  I will try to write in it daily, so I can relay the experience to anyone who wants to know.  I'm doing this now, because I've been in a temp position at Kaiser and it's been over 2 months now.  They really like me and want me to apply for the position.  The timing seems to be working out just right.  Plus, I want to get all this done now so when I enter the Rad Tech program, I don't have any restrictions.  Good luck on the job hunt.
L & H,
Kathy


babyseeester
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   Posted 1/18/2006 10:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Tomorrow is the day.  I'll be looking out for the pink feathers in OR.
L & H,
Kathy


Brnadebt
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   Posted 1/19/2006 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Kathy

Lots of hugs to you today. Just remember you won't be alone all of your breast buddies will be with you.
Hugs:)
Bernadette


JUJU8872
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   Posted 1/19/2006 10:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I'll be there with you in all my new, pink, Christmas "finery". Wishing you the very best, a super quick recovery, and a great new "shape".
 
Judy

happyhanna
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   Posted 11/22/2006 4:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kathy,
I have never written into one of these "chats" before. I am a brand new member that decided to write because I saw your chats about tram flap surgery. I am scheduled for February 7th to have it done. Any advice you can give me would be appreciated. I am very excited not to have to wear the prosthesis anymore, however I am somewhat nervous. It sounds like such an involved surgery. I have talked with someone that has had the same surgery with the same plastic surgeon, so that helped. I would just like some more points of view.
Thanks
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