May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures.
May all life's passing seasons bring the best to you and yours!
~ Robert Frost


Welcome to my blog. This is my story of how I faced my risk of breast cancer, the decisions I made, the support I received and my week by week recovery from surgery. I chose to have a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy with immediate DIEP reconstruction at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston (March 2010). For more information on my 'Medical Team' please see tab above. I also have a wonderful circle of friends who have supported me throughout. They have provided us with lots of delicious meals and desserts. Many of those recipes are included above under "Feed the Flap" recipes. "Feed the Flap" is a term I coined when trying to increase my abdominal (fat) flap to ensure that I was a good candidate for the DIEP procedure. This was not something recommended by any medical professional, it was just something that made sense to me. I think it worked!! Feel free to join me on this journey and feel free to post comments.

Select the tabs on the left side marked Week 1, Week 2, Week 3..... to go immediately to the surgical/recovery part of this blog.

Monday, March 29, 2010

6 hours down, 6 more to go!

I am hanging in there.....of course I am not really posting this midway through my surgery!! But, if I could, Iwould let you know that I am doing just fine.....although I do worry about the people who are worrying about me. Just keep praying that my surgery will continue to go smoothly.

Pain....this issue keeps popping up for me. In several hours I will be in the midst of pain. Not something I am looking forward to, but a necessary evil to be rid of my high risk. Well, back to being a patient and getting on with my life and beyond the pain.

Hang in there DH!!!! I love you. And please give my love to my beloved, darling, wonderful little girls. Let them know that as soon as I can I will talk to them. I love you.

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