THIS IS BRCA POSITIVE!

August 2, 2021 It’s been 4 months since my Double Mastectomy.  I am happy to report that I continue to heal and am doing quite well.  Thankfully my recovery has gone as smoothly as it has, because approximately 2 weeks into it, we found out my husband has a rare bone disease called Kienbock’s Disease. Continue reading “THIS IS BRCA POSITIVE!”

April Showers, Bring May Flowers

5-12-2021 It has been almost six weeks since surgery and I wanted to take this opportunity to check in.  Penny, Clover, and I seem to be adjusting fairly well to each other.  They have not revolted, and I have not tortured them too often with ill fitted bras.  I am confident that in time, weContinue reading “April Showers, Bring May Flowers”

Hot Mess Express

4-22-2021 Well, hell.  Here we are one day shy of the three week point and today I am….. a Hot Mess, Spicy Disaster, Blazing Mayhem, Scorching Chaos, Sizzling Disarray, Peppery Shambles, Stormy Jumble, Intense Wreck……more simply, today I am a heap of extreme emotions.  The only way to get over a mountain is to takeContinue reading “Hot Mess Express”

Cope NOT Hope

4-9-2021 Happy Friday!   I am one-week post-surgery!  Woo Hoo!!  All seems to be progressing well.  I just finished my first virtual post-op appointment and the plastic surgeon’s PA is happy with where I am.  She reminded me that I have to take it easy for the next two weeks, I can’t lift anything over 5Continue reading “Cope NOT Hope”

It’s TWINS

4-4-2021 WARNING ~ There WILL BE pictures!  If you don’t want to see them, close your eyes and turn back now. ~ Additional Warning ~ I am still medicated and this may not be the best grammatical post I have done! Here we go…… And, just like that, surgery is over!  I want to sayContinue reading “It’s TWINS”

Boobvoyage!

3-31-2021 ~ WARNING ~ Proceed with Caution (or sunglasses). If the site of a boob scares you, turn back now! After 14 months of researching, thinking about and planning for a Prophylactic Double Mastectomy, the time for it is pretty much here.  In two days, I will walk into Magee Women’s Hospital and place myContinue reading “Boobvoyage!”

What the F is Tubthumping?

2-23-2021 Hi there!  I originally planned to wait until after my appointment with the plastic surgeon to write my next post.  But here I am two days before the appointment flinging my fingers across the keyboard like a 1950’s secretary trying to keep up with an overly wordy boss.  At this point, I have exhaustedContinue reading “What the F is Tubthumping?”