Yes, my intrepid readers, it is me, in the virtual flesh -- or what's left of it!
I wanted to put up a post to say thank you for all your support and encouragement....I've thought of so many of you this last week, you have helped me in moments you might not have imagined. Words you have said came back to me in times when I really needed them.
I am still a total wreck, but each day I see a tiny bit of progress. This has been an even rougher road than I could have possibly imagined.
Aside from the post op illness, I've been told by my mom that my plastic surgeon is an artist, by the visiting nurse that this is the best reconstruction she's ever seen, and by Michael that I look just like me, only beat up :)
I cannot seem to bring myself to look.
The next hurdle, cancer-wise, is to get the final pathology report back all clean -- no node involvement, no NAC atypia, nice clean margins. That is what I am longing for with all my heart. I think once I know that what is there will be staying I can look.
The skin issues are still on the fence, but they are not likely to be dire and seem to be perhaps about ready to turn the corner in a positive direction (fingers crossed)...so feel free to send more capillary vibes please!
Will write more when I can...much love & gratitude!!!!