Hey there! Well, I’m nearing my next surgery, this coming Wednesday. This is hopefully my last. If that’s the case, wow, that would be nice. This really has seemed never ending and in some ways, for the last 16 months, been never ending. This will be my 6th surgery, 7th time under anesthesia, and countless time on heavy drugs.
But, ya know, it’s obviously all been worth it and I remain grateful and positive. And optimistic. I mean, this could be my last surgery! Though I’m sure I’ll feel not so great for awhile, I get to start the clock on hopefully feeling great again. I’m not sure that I’ll ever feel 100% but I’ve been so far away from that during this whole time, that the thought that I could creep up on it, even though it will likely take at least a year, is very exciting.
It also means that I need to take life off the back burner and put it more front and center again. Now, I’m not trying to get ahead of myself – I will likely feel crappier than I have for a month after surgery, so this isn’t an Eye of the Tiger call out to myself to get on this today, but it can no longer be ignored. That’s also exciting. 🙂
Thank you again to everyone who has sent me warm wishes and healing vibes. Keep ‘em coming, please. Hopefully I will not need to be the one to ask for them for myself much moving forward and look forward to passing warm wishes and healing vibes to others on their journeys.
Nipple Pool Part 1
By the way for those who don’t know me well… In early Summer, I put out a contest on my Facebook page – A nipple pool challenge for guessing the date when my new nipples would be done. I said I’d send a prize to the one who guesses closest. This is a two part process but part 1 is happening on September 16th, so honorable mention for guessing near that date goes to Lori Meyer with her guess of September 14th!
Heck, if you can’t have some fun during breast cancer, reconstruction and recovery, I imagine it’s not as easy to stay grateful, positive and optimistic. So, cheers to new nipples!
All the best. Big hugs. Much Love. 🙂