May 3, 2016: A Week Later

It’s been just over a week since I had nipple reconstruction surgery. 

 

Here are some talking points:

 

*I can see again. My vision doesn’t seem to be blurry anymore. Yay!

*My left side looks like I’ve been kicked by a horse! The bruising and swelling are awful.

*I can stand to look at these new nipples. They are healing and looking much better. I wondered why I even did this when they uncovered them originally. 

*It’s been a lot more painful and for longer than I expected. 

*I’m still supposed to be sleeping elevated and on my back. Jon tries his hardest to get me to comply. 

*I have two new holes, one on each side, to add to my list of scars. They are healing though, and I doubt they will be much of scars in a year or so. 

*I still have a lot of stitches. I know the scars fade though and tattoos will supposedly make them all but disappear here in a few months. 

*I’m exhausted again. Just when I felt like my energy was returning it has been wiped out again. I’m back to needing a lot of sleep and feeling spacey. 

 

I’m thankful I’m here. It’s good to make it to this place and to begin planning for a much more normal future. 

 

God’s plan is great!

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About courage2conquercancer

At the age of 40, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This is an account of my journey from my discovery and beyond.
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One Response to May 3, 2016: A Week Later

  1. Swoosieque says:

    Congratulations on a successful surgery! Be good to yourself and take the necessary time to heal, setbacks are no fun. Best wishes to you!

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