Reconstruction and Port Removal Surgery

Thursday, I had breast reconstruction-TE Removal with placement of permanent prosthesis and mastopexy. The nurse read the orders to me and she asked if that was what I was in for. My reply was a shrug and a, "Close enough." In layman terms, I received my permanent saline boob and a reshape of the other … Continue reading Reconstruction and Port Removal Surgery

Depression and the Cancer Girl

It's been a hard past few weeks for me. I have been horribly depressed. Not sad. Depressed. The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) lists the the following as indicators of depression. I've checked all that have applied to me. Persistent sad, anxious, or “empty” mood   √ Feelings of hopelessness, or pessimism   √ … Continue reading Depression and the Cancer Girl

Sister, You’ve Been on my Mind

February 19th, was the one year anniversary of me starting chemo for breast cancer. Honestly, that was truly the worst of all of the chemo treatments. The day after that first treatment, I started my period. Two days later, I had the flu.  That whole first treatment kicked my ass in every way possible. I … Continue reading Sister, You’ve Been on my Mind