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Storm in a teacup

Levels of anxiety had significantly risen overnight after being told “not to worry”. Yet another night of no sleep.  After a significant wait at clinic this morning I was ushered into the surgeon’s room, along with 2 nurses and a medical student. 360 more words

Full of Gas

If anyone had asked me a year ago if I could have pictured myself becoming the poster child for breast cancer, I would have had to say ‘Nope!’ Cancer was something I never really thought about. 802 more words

It's all too draining

Saturday  7th  December

Marc and Monica go to South Australia for the weekend. I am home with Sam for the weekend, I thought no problem I won’t be doing much. 338 more words

I'm so far behind...

I’m so far behind on my reading. I spent the weekend sleeping, eating and watching movies which at times I slept through as well. The drain I have in from the surgery is starting to slow down. 342 more words

Journal

Overdue Post Op Update

My reconstructive surgery was a week and a half ago, and I can’t believe how fantastic I feel.  I was expecting the same sort of recovery as I had with my mastectomy (which makes no sense given how extensive the last operation was compared to this one) but I was dreading the weeks to come.  799 more words

Worry Wart

“Nothing to worry about” is beginning to sound less convincing and is wearing a bit thin now…The area that was my right breast has re-inflated over the weekend. 221 more words

My first post surgery check

Thursday 5th December

I am due for my post surgical review with my breast surgeon today. The warm caring man pre surgery seems to be MIA today and I am faced with a very curt business like man, who doesn’t seem to give a crap. 624 more words