Well, I am now 3 weeks post op of the expander. The masectomy was much easier then the expander, every week, I go in to have cc's of saline placed in to enlarge the skin for the implant...It is going to take me awhile...But since I am not currently in any wet t shirt contests I really don't care how long it takes me.
Having breast cancer has made the Crohns worse then ever, but I refuse to call the GI, becasue since I am now off Humira, I am certain he will put me on prednisone, and I just cannot..no wait..I WILL NOT do that,
so I am dealing with it on my own.
I am either going 10 times a day or not going for days at a time ( pain meds)
But, I am trying to keep a positive attitude through it all.....I am looking forward to getting this all over, even through it may take up to a year between the reconstrucction and chemo.
which the jury is still out on the chemo thing, since my slides were not sent out as scheduled, so 7 weeks since masectomy and I still do not know if or when chemo will begin.
I want to thank all of you for always being here for me when I have needed to vent, scream rant etc., you are all a huge part of my life...and I can't imagine my life without you.
Brain tumor 1981
Dx.Crohns disease 1996 no meds now due to breast canceer
bowel resecction 2001
Thyroid cancer 2001 tons of synthroid
breast cancer .....mastectomy 09-14-2007 waiting on chemo possibility
seizure disorder .....all my life. tegretol, keppra
LOTS OF LOVE & UNDERSTANDING