This week I am trying to follow my normal routine. So today I volunteered at JieJie's library. When I got home I realized that I am not exactly up to par. I am a bit tired and still a bit sore. Even though I want to be full strength, I am not really quite there. Yesterday I forgot to wear my binder and was quite sore at the end of the day. Maybe it was the 3 mile walk I took!! I am feeling like I am having a coffee withdrawal, but I gave up coffee months ago. So I guess it's just that I am tired. I would much rather post about all the fun stuff I am doing, but this blog is meant to be a resource of others who find themselves on a similar path at some point, so I need to be accurate.
Yesterday I talked to friend about her breast cancer and the choices she is facing regarding reconstruction. It's ironic because she was an inspiration to me as my surgery date was getting closer and whenever I was doubting my decision I would run into her and she would tell me that I really needed to move forward with the PBM. Now that my surgery is over, I am able to 'give back' with information, suggestions, etc that may be helpful to her as she makes reconstruction decisions. One of the things I can do now is direct people back to this blog. Hopefully it will help others see what the choice of PBM + DIEP is all about.
My original plan for my blog was to update it everyday for the 6-week recovery period, but there just isn't that much change from day-to-day so I am going to do a couple of updates each week instead. I will also update after follow-up medical appointments and will do daily updates as I prepare for Stage II of my reconstuction surgery.
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