Julie had her reconstruction surgery in September with great success. It is amazing what they can do now to help bring a woman who has had a mastectomy back to 'normal' (whatever normal is). That being said, it was a long 11 hour surgery, with lots of pain and lots of suffering, and our poor patient had about 4 feet of incisions. It was hard on her and it was hard on all of us to see her like that...but being the trooper she is, she is healing fast and starting to get back into the swing of things. She is happy with her new boobies and her new flat tummy, and that is what counts. And she is alive!!
All of her doctors and nurses have been amazing forces in her fight and recovery from this monster, and for them we are all very thankful. We are hearing more and more stories of breast cancer surviviors, especially of those with IBC, and that makes our hearts very happy.
October was breast cancer awareness month and it reminded me to keep our blog in the forefront. Not everyone survives and we were reminded of that with the loss of our dear friend Selena. Selena was a 3x warrior of breast cancer and now that she is an angel in heaven we know she wants us to keep fighting the fight!!
Dear Breast Cancer,
We always knew you were out there.
A typical bully, you came into our lives at our weakest point.
You caught us off guard.
Watch your back, cancer! We are coming for you!