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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Last Minute Changes

If I close my eyes, I can vividly remember when I sat down to type out my surgery eve blog in April. We had gone to see Scream 4 in the theaters and had dinner at Pei Wei. I ran to Wal-mart for a last minute run, and after I ran around trying to get everything packed and settled for the hospital I sat down at the kitchen table to write. I was not really scared..well I was but more of the unknown then of the actual surgery itself (You know you've had alot of surgeries when the nurses don't even go over the risks of anthesia with you..they just say "Oh you already know all of this.")  I guess now I'm more apprehensive of the end result then the surgery itself. I know pretty much what recovery will be like. As I touched on in my last post, I don't want to be weak and reliant on other people again. I HATE that!

Well I went into my PS appointment today to be marked for surgery. She said she'd decided after thinking long and hard and talking with her partners that a TE only would be the way to go. YAY! So no lat flap- just a tissue expander placement. I'm excited because that means they'll be more equal in every way.

Well this is a short post- lots to do before I turn in. I have to pack my bag..and it's 11:05...I MUST eat again ;)

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