Finally…reconstruction and nipples are here! HORRAY!!

Finally…reconstruction and nipples are here! HORRAY!!

Well, it’s finally here!! My consultation for my mastectomy reconstruction and nipple reconstruction is tomorrow. Yes, once again more surgery. At this point I’ve stopped counting lol. It’s been well over a year I had my implants placed, now it’s time to tune them up!

I approach this with joy, excitement and fear. Excitement to be “complete”, joy to be moving on with this and fear of the unknown. How will I look? Will I be happy? And of course how much will it hurt? All I know there is something in me that says now is the right time. I want to feel whole again. I know the fear of cancer will always linger  but finishing this process will help me have some closure to the cancer chapter in my life, and allow me to open a new chapter…life after cancer, being a survivor! 



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!

5 responses »

  1. Hi There, Yvette here from Breast Cancer ready or Not. I am praying everything goes well for you from now on and that this will be an end of surgery for you. All the best for Happy Healthy days ahead. xx

    • Hi Heather
      I will be praying for you as well. Isn’t it all a pain in the bum, but, you just have to keep going and keep smiling. Mind you it is ok to not be brave sometimes. I am owner building our house right now so my brain is full of door frame measurements and all sorts of building stuff, I said to my husband at least it takes your mind off cancer. Hopefully, you will be over surgery now and able to heal and get on with your life. When I was first diagnosed, God gave me a word from Psalm 91, though ten thousand fall at your side, and a thousand are dying all around you, these evils will not befall you. So I am claiming that for my self and I will for you too. So whenever, something negative starts to overwhelm me I just remember the word He gave me and I am peaceful again. I am happy to chat to you if you just need someone to talk to. All the best and God Bless. x Yvette

      • Thank you so much for the kind words and prayer. I’m healing well, this was a rough one! I get a chemo infusion in two week ( yuck!) then my final surgery. Keeping my eye on the prize… Living life!!!
        I’m glad you have a distraction, it helps. I’ve been crafting when I can’t sleep or get anxious,at least it’s productive lol xo

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