Its the two week post mastectomy update, its all good!!!


Here I am blogging in my medical recliner. Thank god my plastic surgeon recommended it, there is no way I could have gotten out of my bed. I will soon make a list of things I found during this time that have made life easier for myself and husband. ( secretly I know he enjoys the bed to himself lol)

Today I had my third postop appoint with my plastic surgeon. I had 1 drain removed, whooo hooo! So I am down to 2, there was one removed last week. I don’t think the two thst are remaining will be ready till next week. The one that was removed today hurt like a bitch!! Followed by relief, because that one had become very uncomfortable. He also removed the tape that covered my stitches. My incisions on both breasts are about five inches long. Every time I look at where my breasts used to be I think they look like old man balls!!! But I guess there are worse things they could look like lol.

Here are just some of the things that come to mind!! Enjoy lol




Golf balls


Eggplant ( actually my old ones where like this lol)




Hacky sacks

I am just happy with how well my recovery is going. No infections or surprises ( yet). I think the hardest thing is not driving and having people wait on me hand and foot. ( although I do admit being waited on is not such a bad thing to complain about 😉


My husband & myself before surgery. What an amazing man he is!!!!


About chemobrainandmore

My name is Heather and I am now 39 yrs old living at the Jersey shore. I was diagnosed Jan 2011 with stage II A breast cancer right after my 36th birthday. Sadly I was married for just a year at the time.I had four rounds of chemo 33 round of radiation a lumpectonly and MANY ,MANY biopsies. As if that was not enough I ended up having a total hysterectomy summer of 2012. And then this past July 2013 I under went a bilateral mastectomy and I am still under going reconstruction. I am a mom, a wife and a survivor! I have had more ups and downs then I have fingers and toes! But through it all I have had a smile on my face and try to laugh my way through it all. I have done two Strides Walk for breast cancer and I am extremely proud of how much I have raised ( I made pacesetter status!) I enjoy laughing and making people laugh, and if my blog can shed some light on cancer and make one person laugh at ,or with me ,then the fight has been worth it. Thank you for reading about my life and taking a ride with me on this journey. Feel free to reach out to me, I love being able to pay it forward and help others!

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