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

9:43 am Monday morning

It's 9:43 Monday morning. Joan's been in surgery for about 2 hours now. She got a good night's sleep last night. Me? Not so much. I think that I was more stessed than she was. We were up at 5, arrived at the hospital at 6, and were meeting with Docs at 6:30. They took a purple pen to Joan. (Ani would have loved the color!) She got her first relaxing medication at about 7:25. She was wheeled out for surgery about 5 minutes later with a big smile on her face. She looked like a queen being escorted to the ball!!
I get to wait and wait and wait now. The Doctors said that they'd call me. I'm back in my hotel room. There wasn't much of a waiting room at the hospital. I'll keep updating as I get more info.

1 comment:

teri said...

Thinking of both of you right now! Best of luck!


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