Brought to you by popular demand…because you asked for it…HEALING FOOBS!
The beginning, middle, and well 13ish weeks out of recovery and healing from my prophylactic bilateral mastectomy and DIEP flap tissue reconstruction!
I’m starting this by prefacing that:
A >> My complications sucked – but ultimately in the grand scheme of things weren’t that bad looking back. I do not regret any of the decisions I have made. I still have Phase 2 touch ups to be done as well.
B >> During said complications while I felt frustrated and exhausted, I never lost faith in my Doctors and PAs. It’s important to find the right Doctors for you!
C >> Did everything I could to keep clean and follow orders – I’m so OCD – infections just happen.
D >> I am not making this post to scare or discourage any of you. If you have ANY questions at all please ask, don’t sit there quietly and feel alone. If I don’t have an answer, I will help you search for one, and at the very least encourage you and be an empathetic shoulder to lean on. I’m also showing you photos from week 2 – week 13 because even if you can’t look at the in betweens or get scared at the infection ones…fast forward to the bottom to see how freaking amazing they became.
DD >> ehhh, get it? Ugh, I crack myself up and that’s all that matters! Most of these photos were taken while laying down – my PAs at The Center were receiving these beauties daily and they wanted angles from below often – so yeah…like the worst thing you can do when taking a selfie. Like #worst!