Omgosh, I am so sorry it's been so long since I've posted. I did not die! lol
The healing continued really well from the reconstruction of 11/14/18. The back scar is flattened out, but a section of my back is flat as well. I haven't really found out if I can build that muscle back up to how it used to be. The scars on the breast are healing very well, too. This doctor did an AMAZING job-- you'd never know I had a huge canyon in my chest that covered more than just the breast area. It looks like a regular reconstruction from a mastectomy-- something I was SURE was not possible.
I ended up not needing any other fill ups, other than the one she did at the time of surgery. So, my next surgery is January 4th! Less than 2 weeks away, to take the expander out and put the implant in. After I heal from that there will be one more surgery to put on nipples. I am really thrilled.
My son who was always "gone", moved to an apartment with a friend about
45 minutes away, but he will be here for Christmas. My other son, who lives in DC, came home as soon as exams were over and is staying 2 weeks. So overall, I'm a happy woman! My back still hurts from the surgery at times (always at the end of the day when I try to rest. There is NO comfortable position.)
And I still have to work on my leftover issues from Voldemort.... I'm trying to give that no thought/stress at this time. All my thoughts and prayers are for healing from these frequent breast surgeries.
I'm sorry about
your husband. It sounds terrible when the typical option for a cure isn't possible. I hope there is some medical device that can help. You sound great! And having your kids or other relatives host Christmas sounds ideal.
By accident (it's hard to explain), I ended up re-joining facebook after nine years away. I went on the site to formally quit--since I started getting so many emails from them suddenly, and well, I stayed. At first it was just to post pictures of my paintings, since I haven't done enough yet to put on a show. I thought it would be nice to get feedback. But then being the chatterbox I am I started spilling the beans. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year if I don't read from you before then
Linda, I removed your name, this is to protect your privacy. Unfortunately, HW gets hit with a lot spam.
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