WARNING!!! There ARE photos in this post. If you don’t want to see them…turn back now! Hi there! If you have been following my blog, you may remember me mentioning in my last post that I was heading back to surgery in September for another round of fat grafting and scar revision. Well, in lateContinue reading “Penny and Clover 2.0”
Tag Archives: BRCA Strong
Vert. The. Ferk?
12-13-2021 As I prepared for my third and final surgery within 12 months, I thought…. I have made it through two surgeries thus far, this one should be a piece of cake. I had waffled back and forth with the decision to do the fat transfer. I was not thrilled with how my foobs hadContinue reading “Vert. The. Ferk?”
BRCA BRCA ONE NINE
11-03-2021 Since the very first time my husband and I talked to our son about my BRCA1 status and the fact that, as my son, he had a 50/50 chance of inheriting the mutation, he often raises his right hand as if holding a CB radio and mumbles (like a seasoned truck driver) the phraseContinue reading “BRCA BRCA ONE NINE”
9-28-2021 With summer officially ending, the month of September focused on raising awareness of Ovarian and other Hereditary Cancers, followed by October raising awareness for Breast Cancer, I have found myself in quite the reflective mood. I have pondered what my existence was like before finding out I carry the BRCA1 mutation (which was exactlyContinue reading “Awareness Rising”
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”
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”
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”
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!”
3-21-2021 There are certain words in the English language that have a tendency to make one cringe. Some of these words are: moist, phlegm, crevice, mucous, damp, discharge and smear. Added to my own personal collection of wince worthy words are breast and nipple. I can not tell you why I loathe these words, butContinue reading “N.I.P.P.L.E.”