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.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

I feel good

Okay so this is a pretty rough ride. But I just took a shower and feel like a person again. Have been doing laps around the nurses station. Put on lipstick. Awaiting a visit from Patty. Things are looking up. Maybe tomorrow we can come home. Mike has been unimaginably helpful every step of the way. When the nurses didn't come when I had to pee in the night he unhooked all the machines and got me in all before any help arrived. He is amazing. I'll post later. Thanks for your prayers there were times when that was the only thing getting me through this. Keep em coming.

1 comment:

Teri S. said...

So glad to see you writing a 'live' post - and putting on lipstick, you go girl! :)

Thinking of you!

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