Category Archives: breast cancer

Reconstruction

What was the greatest risk you took in 2012? What was the outcome? Reverb12 prompt#10 December 5 I had a biopsy of the lump (and the resulting mammogram and ultrasound) I discussed here.  I don’t really want to talk about … Continue reading

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Unveiled

So I decided to post pictures of myself right after the tattoo was finished.   But I’m going to make you scroll down…     down…     down.   So you really have to stick with it if you … Continue reading

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But I Don’t Want To Be Used To It

New lumps were found on the reconstructed side. On the cancer side. But not on the reconstructed breast – one was near the lymph node scar, and the other close to the arm pit.  I called the surgeon and she … Continue reading

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It’s Been A Year

I went to the yearly ob/gyn check up.  I posted about last year’s auspicious visit here. Same guy, different year. Sometimes, the doctor’s waiting room is a hard place.  This place was hard.  The oncologist’s is hard, too.  (The plastic … Continue reading

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Dog Ear

is a deformity in a surgical scar where the skin doesn’t quite match.  I had one on the left side of my abdominal scar that looked like this except mine was way cuter.  I showed it to my plastic surgeon … Continue reading

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Suture Removal Kit

Sometimes my body heals from surgery the way it should, the sutures stay where they are supposed to and dissolve. And sometimes my body attacks the stitches as if they were an infection.  That’s what happened from the latest bit … Continue reading

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The One on the Right Is Fake

My right, your left. As in this fake: But not for long. I went to see the plastic surgeon and learned that I can have free flap reconstruction on or around July 23. That gives me just exactly enough time … Continue reading

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