My summer was terrific. I put on hold all my medical appointments, calls, concerns..... It most likely is the last summer of having my very own breasts and I planned to totally enjoy it. And I did enjoy every minute of my summer at the lake.
Now I am back in the saddle. My first day back in town I called Boston to schedule a second opinion with another plastic surgeon. I haven't yet seen the first one, but I don't want to put all my money in one bank, so to speak. Plus I am hearing some very good things about this other doctor.
I am slowly wrapping my brain around the fact that my future breasts are in my belly! So, I have been 'feeding the flap' all summer. Maybe that's another reason it has been a good summer!! Why would I do that? Well, I am not skinny, but last winter the local ps who does the tram and latissimus dorsi told me that if I weighed 175 and had had 3 babies that I would be a great candidate for the flap procedure. He said that as it is I would need an implant in addition to whatever carving he was planning to do. That didn't make much sense, but I did walk away (very fast) with the idea that if my breast were in my belly area that I would want to make them as big as I could to look normal again. I am not sure if that was/is necessary, but I don't want to be a marginal candidate for the DIEP and I want at least a B cup!!
So as I sit here my stomach is growing! I really don't like this. However having a growing belly makes me motivated to get this procedure behind me as soon as possible after January 1, 2010.