Monthly Archives: November 2010

AND THE DRAINS ARE GONE

Hear that? Shhh. Hear that? That’s the sound of me exhaling; the sound of me no longer wincing in pain. After 12 days post-surgery, I finally saw the plastic surgeon. For the past 12 days, I have had J-P Drains … Continue reading

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THE FOG IS LIFTING

This feeling is a lot like the first few days after giving birth: a little bit hazy, joyous, sleep deprived, somewhat painful in recovery, filled with well wishes, gifts, food, and pictures. We’ve also experienced the stress of something new, … Continue reading

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DAY 10: A NEW KIND OF PAIN

I’m back to thumb typing, everyone. Back in bed, and just doing my best to get through each hour. Surprisingly, at Day 10 since my mastectomy, the pain in my chest has really subsided. I’ve regained some motion in my … Continue reading

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PERFECTLY IMPERFECT

I like my potatoes lumpy. I’m not into the whole perfectly, softly whipped, fragile peaks, mashed potatoes. I like my mashed potatoes looking like they actually came from potatoes — some hard lumps, throw in some bacon and butter, and … Continue reading

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THE STRESS

So, this is one of those “dang, that’s pretty honest” posts. I need to write about The Stress that comes with this surgery. But, not just the stress on me, but the stress on my family and loved ones. This … Continue reading

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LITTLE THINGS

Running Girl tells me that it’s Day 5 since my mastectomy — that’s it???  Why do I feel like this has been going on for weeks??   Only 5 days since my mastectomy, each day has been a little different … Continue reading

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AND THEN NOTHING

Ah- ha! How many of you just lost bets that Liza wouldn’t start hittin’ the computer until after 1 week? No, fellow addicts. It’s at the end of Day 4 and I am surprising flying through my keyboard (I was … Continue reading

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