Today marks the 10 week mark since my prophylactic mastectomy. I’m so thankful to feel pretty good only 10 weeks out, especially considering the tissue damage I had and having to go through the expansion process twice. I’m so happy that I’m done with expansions! My muscles were pretty sore after my last expansion on Thursday, but I’m feeling a lot better now.
I’m also 6 weeks pre-op from my exchange surgery, which I’m so excited about! My tissue expanders kind of feel like turtle shells and an underwire bra inside of me, but I’ve strangely gotten used to it. It’s still uncomfortable though. My final surgery in 6 weeks will be a huge milestone because I will swap out my expanders for implants, and also I will be done with my surgeries! Having 3 surgeries in a little over 3 months, I’ll be really glad to have it all in the rear view mirror.
Some exciting stuff is happening too. My alma mater USF featured my story, and so did my current nursing school (and soon to be alma mater) UCLA. There is also a larger UCLA feature in the works, so I’ll keep everyone posted on that. For now, back to studying for my exam on Thursday!
Here’s a pic taken back in June at the FORCE conference already looking forward to my exchange surgery!