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Breast Cancer at 41 – Reconstruction & Hysterectomy

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014 I went into the hospital for my breast reconstruction surgery and an elective complete hysterectomy.

The reconstruction included removal of my saline filled tissue expanders and insertion of my silicone 450CC squishy implants!  382 more words

Breast Cancer

FDA Warns Against Procedure Used in Removing Fibroids

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is discouraging the use of a surgical technique often used during minimally invasive surgery to treat uterine fibroids because it poses a risk of inadvertently spreading cancer cells from an undetected uterine tumor. 408 more words

Women's Health

Less Than

Since I had my prophylactic hysterectomy two weeks ago I have been dealing with post-surgical depression. It comes and goes and doesn’t really link back to one particular thing. 453 more words

Children

Identity Crisis

Sorry it’s been so long.  I am working through an identity crisis.

At first I thought it was a mid- life crisis, but upon closer review, it is definitely an identity crisis. 1,118 more words

Cowden's Syndrome

How Can We Be Okay With This?

How am I going to deal with ELECTING to remove my breasts?  Plus, losing my hormones, which will become its own nightmare of transforming into potentially an entirely new being? 507 more words

Processing

Hysterectomy Blues

I’m planning to get a hysterectomy fairly soon. I always knew this would be part of my transition. Now that I’m here, it’s more difficult than I thought it would be. 267 more words

I'm a Naughty Little Cheater

I did a potentially bad thing that turned out okay today – I actually ran a little. Just a little. And it didn’t hurt one bit. 585 more words

Running