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.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Day 6 - Coming Home

If today is Saturday, I should either be going home or might even be home already. I think I can honestly say that this has been the longest week of my life. The toughest week for me, but also for two little girls who have been waiting for us to get home. If I am home, then I shouldn't have to go back to Boston until Thursday. The ride is a bear, but to get top notch medical care you do what you have to do (IT REALLY WASN'T A BEAR - THAT WAS WRITTEN EARLIER). This picture was taken with my new camera - a Nikon D5000 with a really cool lens. The camera does so much more than simple point and shoot and my game plan is to learn what all the little gadgets on the camera can do. Tomorrow is Easter and I hope to be up enough to get some nice photos of the girls - as long as the camera isn't too heavy!!


First night at home was very successful! Slept well on the hospital bed. Mike again slept on the 'cot' in the playroom. Girls have been very very good. Jaelin was up to seeing my drains - she is so much like Mike and his sisters - nothing grosses her out. Dot has them out bike riding right now and Mike is getting me some more medicine at the pharmacy. My visiting nurse is coming by this morning to check me out, but I think things look good!!! Aunt Red is here....gotta run!!!!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We are glad you are home and back with the girls ! Based on your posts, I am not sure if it was a BEAR or not, but it sounds like whatever it was, you weathered the storm. We are at Campobello, Julie Preston next door sends her best and we look forward to seeing you -- Peggy & Harold

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