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

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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 24, 2010

Week 4 - Day 6

With school vacation this week, things have been a bit hectic. Today JieJie is off to Augusta for dress rehearsal for her baton recital next month. Thankfully one of the other moms was happy to take JieJie along with her own daughter. Recovery is good, but not good enough to drive an hour+, hang out for 4 hours and drive an hour+ home. So, instead I am watching MeiMei while Mike and two of his friends build the Sky Fort for the girls. Here are some photos from today.

2 comments:

myblip said...

such a beautiful family!

Joanie said...

Thanks Teri!! They have been such a big part of my decision and my recovery!!

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