Don’t Overlook to Really feel It on the First!

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Really feel It on the First!


Males too! Know your physique. Be your personal advocate. Doing a month-to-month self breast verify will familiarize you with our personal physique. Examine for any uncommon lumps, bumps, dimples or modifications. You simply may save your personal life!

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Okay, lot’s happening in my head.

The truth of every thing that my physique has gone via and what’s to return is seemingly simply beginning to sink in. The hormone modifications do not make something any simpler to cope with. My whole torso seems prefer it belongs to another person. Sure, my tummy is gone and that’s good, I now have breast and that’s superb and the most cancers is out of my physique and that’s the BEST information, however there are various modifications that feel and appear very unusual. I’m coated in scars with extra to return. A big a part of my torso is numb and that’s taking some getting used to. I’m in the midst of the method so I’m nonetheless unsure what I’ll seem like when it’s all over. I cannot appear to sleep. The recent flashes are loopy proper now in order that they have elevated my treatment. After the mastectomy my physique has gone via some unusual modifications and I’ve the physique odor of a teenage boy, or a development employee, or each! Part 2 and Part three are but to return and having extra surgical procedure sounds exhausting proper now. I do know there’s a mild on the finish of the tunnel, however it feels just like the tunnel could be very lengthy.

I turned 50 and felt like I used to be at my greatest. Now at fifty one I really feel like I’m ninety one!

Monday, I met with a brand new OBGYN. I had a hysterectomy scheduled in March with my common OBGYN, however after studying a number of publish on the Fb help group for DIEP flap surgical procedure, I noticed a number of ladies speaking about combining Part 2 of the DIEP surgical procedure with their hysterectomy.

Feeling annoyed that the choice of mixing the 2 surgical procedures had not been prompt to me, I made a decision to verify into that. I would wish to discover a new physician that labored with my Plastic Surgeon inside KU Med.

I’m so glad that I checked into it! I found that KU has a Oncology OBGYN division (why had nobody talked about this to me?) with 4 feminine surgeons they usually scheduled my appointment with Dr. Jewel. I beloved her instantly. 

She made me really feel so snug and answered all of my questions. I used to be feeling ninety% sure that a hysterectomy was a good suggestion for me, however after assembly together with her, I now really feel one hundred%. AND….she is going to coordinate with my Plastic Surgeon to do the hysterectomy and Part 2 collectively. This implies one much less restoration interval and one much less time underneath anesthesia.

I’m hoping this surgical procedure occurs in March, however know that it might be later resulting from scheduling conflicts.

Yesterday I had a vaginal sonogram as a part of the pre-op. You’re welcome.

You need to drink 32 ounces of water one hour earlier than the sonogram, then maintain it! When receiving this info from the nurse, I opened up my eyes broad.

Me – “Are you critical? Has anybody ever not been capable of maintain it through the sonogram?”

Nurse laughing – “Thats by no means occurred.”

Me laughing – ‘Nicely, there’s a primary time for every little thing.”

I used to be wonderful. I assume that’s nonetheless by no means occurred


Two weeks in the past, I went in for an MRI on every knee.

Now it appears that evidently I’ve a torn meniscus on EACH knee and a Bakers Cyst on the left knee. Apparently these cyst are widespread when you might have a torn meniscus. Yep. Doubtless one other surgical procedure.

I’m not actual positive how this occurred, however I did fall down the deck steps carrying my granddaughter a few yr and a half in the past. I used to be sporting slippers and we have been going within the again yard at midnight to take a look at the Harvest moon. I slipped on the second to the final step and I held her tight and landed arduous on each knees on the concrete touchdown. Thank goodness she was superb however my knees did harm fairly good, yet one more than the opposite. I iced them and took Advil. I didn’t see any have to go to the physician. That’s the solely factor that I can consider the place this might have occurred. Who is aware of?

I’ve an appointment subsequent week with the Orthopedic Surgeon. 


Strolling and Yoga?

I took a 3 mile stroll with a good friend on Saturday afternoon. That was my first stroll after surgical procedure. It was an attractive day and it felt nice to be catching up with Becky and strolling outdoors. My knees don’t harm to stroll on, however they do ache at night time and once I bend them I’ve a pointy ache in every knee. Going up and down the steps hurts typically, however not on a regular basis. They crack and make plenty of noises.

I didn’t’ assume strolling would harm something. I truly thought that it will be good for me. Saturday night time I hardly slept in any respect because of the aching. So, no extra walks till after my docs appointment and discover out precisely what the plan is.

Some yoga positions really feel nice whereas others really feel not so nice for my knees or the elements of my physique affected by surgical procedure. I’m simply making an attempt to do what feels greatest and keep away from something that doesn’t really feel proper.


My Candy Buddies

There are some actually troublesome issues occurring for a few of my pals proper now and I hate that they’re going by way of a lot. Most cancers battles and the sudden lack of a good friend this week. It’s been a tough yr for this group of buddies.

I’ve an ideal help system with these women as two of them have been recognized with most cancers a couple of months earlier than me they usually have each been so robust. We have now been capable of have very open conversations and snigger about the whole lot in addition to cry.

I hate that these buddies are going by way of so many deeply emotional life occasions. They’re a robust group and a variety group. They’re a loyal group. They’ve all been associates for years and I’m fortunate to know them.

Prayers and good vibes for all of them please.


So, this submit has been on my thoughts for a number of days and every time I might sit down to write down, it was onerous to determine what to share and what to not share, and meals footage didn’t really feel essential.

Thanks for studying and letting me share once I have to.

2018 Objectives

Make time every week to Meal Plan
Drink one hundred ounces of water every day
Train 5 days every week
Eat three meals and one snack day by day
Fitbit 10,000 Day by day Steps

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