[3 days post op and I’m feeding a giraffe. Only in the #20gr8.] October 22, 2015

I recover quickly from surgery. I should have faith in this fact. Morphine to Norco to ibuprofen within a couple of days and then to the zoo.

Despite my initial dread, the beauty of this surgery was that I wasn’t waiting for any reports or decisions. No one was going to tell me anything bad. NO ANXIETY. Also, now that all of the breast tissue was removed on the left side, I didn’t have to go through radiation after chemo. I was originally thinking that wouldn’t be a big deal, but it would have involved treatments 5 days a week for 6 weeks and my reconstruction options would have been severely limited because of tissue damage. For those reasons I am happy that a second surgery was necessary and I chose the mastectomy. My surgeon is a good counselor with a caring disposition and I am continually grateful for his experience and advice.

On the other hand, now there was nothing left between me and chemo. (Except for drain removal, but you don’t want to hear about that when there’s a cute giraffe photo to look at. I’ll spare you a little while longer.)

#takethetitsleavetheheart #animalsmakemefeelgood #zooboise

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