Hi everybody !!!
Thanks Tommy. Very sweet of you to reply! Thanks for the kind words
. Hope all is well with you.
Update time :
I met with the surgeon this week. They are willing to do the bilateral mastectomy and expanders then implants. On the negative side ... It's probably going to hurt like sh!+. On the plus side...
Mama is getting an upgrade! I'm going from old native pinto boobs to brand new Ferraris. Lol.
Because I'm doing the expanders I actually get to pick my size. AWESOME! Take that gravity!
I'm now finished with my treatments and am anxiously awaiting removing the port that is still in my chest. That thing drives me crazy! :-/ Though it does kind of make me feel like the bionic woman
Every time somebody hugs me it feels like a knife is stabbing my chest . So now I do " head hugs" lol, I lean in to hug head first and arch out my back to prevent the port from hurting me.
This whole thing has been quite the learning experience .
I know understand the pathology of oncologists and other drs. I actually had to beg my oncologist to give me an order for an MRI. He refused to write it because I couldn't afford to make the four & a half hour drive back to Atlanta to his treatment center!? When I inquired about why he wouldn't write the order , he gave me every excuse in the book. I finally broke down and asked a friend( who is a radiologist) why my dr was being so difficult. He said
" that's simple... He wants your money!" I'm sure most of you are aware of my issues with Drs. Well lets just say any doubts I had before have been verified.
I refused the radiation because the effective rate of lumpectomy\ radiation and lumpectomy/chemo/mastectomy are about the same. So I figure I'm making the right decision. Hopefully .
It's just scary because cancer is so mysterious .
On the plus side my hair is growing back in the places it fell out. But now I have to shave my legs again
oh well . It was good while it lasted . Heehee I can't say I will miss hair free legs.
Saving up bucks to get a massive tattoo to celebrate . I still have a ton if numbing cream so this tattoo will be a breeze. My energy levels are slowly getting back to normal. However I'm still struggling with the chemo brain: forgetting things, not being able to spell words I've known all my life, forgetting names...
But hey, who am I to complain. I still have my life.
Thank you to everybody who prayed, sent good vibes, replied to my post, and gave me kind words! You guys ROCK!!!
I send you all my love daily and haven't forgot about you at all.
I thought of my sweet friends here during every treatment. You guys & gals gave me the strength to push through each treatment. And you all made putting the cold caps on my head for hours at a time much more bearable .
I love you all dearly and send you the most positive vibes and sweet little warm (((( pug hugs))))
I hope everybody has a wonderful day!
(((( head hugs