How My Right Breast Became the Wrong One…

 

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You came and boys they did fawn
You grew and men they were drawn
Then a spot was detected
It seems you’d defected
You suckered me, boob, now you’re gawn!

I am relieved and just a little apprehensive that surgery has been scheduled for Tuesday, September 20.  It has taken a little time to coordinate the doctors’ schedules and OR availability.  It will be a right sided skin saving mastectomy followed by immediate reconstruction.  I know, who looks forward to that?  But I need to get this taken care of and I feel good about my choice.

I had another venous duplex ultrasound of the lower extremities yesterday and it’s clear of any clots.  So I may not need the filter placed after all.  The interventional radiologist will discuss the results with my hemotologist and they will come to a decision.   There’s time to do an outpatient surgery before the 20th if they decide I need to have the filter.

And just an aside, both my breast surgeon and plastic surgeon are gorgeous!  A little eye candy never hurts, right? 😉

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  1. Am glad you don’t have to wait too much longer for the op (plus, you know, eye candy). Hugs xxx

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  2. I am also glad that you got an early surgery date. The waiting is the hardest part, well, one of the hardest.

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    1. Yeah, it’s a little tough. Won’t know if I’ll need chemo until they get the genetic testing of the tumor back, so probably two or three weeks.

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  3. Yes, glad you don’t have to wait too long. And good news about not needing the filter! Thank goodness for eye candy! As always, sending love!

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    1. Yep, it’s going along. Just enough time to do some work outside and fill the freezer! Thanks, sis!

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      1. Oh right! Got to plan ahead!

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  4. It’s a scary thought, I’m sure. But, you’re making the right choice. Take it! You’re breast is not more valuable than your life. 😊

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    1. Exactly, even when I was younger I don’t think it would have been a difficult choice for me to make 🙂

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      1. I don’t blame you. And the reconstruction nowadays is great. My wife’s best friend did it and they looked fabulous. She said they were like they were when she was 18. 😃

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      2. Yep! Now hubby is looking at new cars cause I’m getting new boobs 🙂 I hope he doesn’t think these count as my Christmas present, lol!

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      3. Ha! You’ll have a Corvette in the driveway next week! 😃

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      4. Of course, you could tell him the new breast is HIS Xmas present. 😃

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  5. As others have said, I’m glad you don’t have to wait long. And delicious doctors always help!

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    1. Thanks, yeah, ready to get it over with! You should see these guys, so cute. I should ask the nurse to get me a picture for my blog 🙂

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      1. Oh, do that! Nice distraction anyway… 🙂

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  6. hey! good luck. and well done for getting stuff going and sometimes the hardest part is the organisation and coordination.
    LOVE AND STRENGTH and give my number to your plastic surgeon!!!

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    1. Hahaha, I sure will! And thanks!

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  7. Sending lots of strength your way. You’ve got this! And it certainly does help to have gorgeous docs 🙂

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    1. Thanks, it doesn’t hurt, right? 😉

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  8. Your limerick is gorgeous, you deserve major kudos for being so courageous in this battle, and you’re right, gorgeous doctors are the best! ❤

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    1. Aww, thanks! I think I’m okay because doctors are all giving me reasons to feel the outcome will be good. Very lucky in that respect ❤

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  9. ❤ ❤ ❤ your attitude! Eye candy absolutely doesn't hurt. A few years back when I arrived at the locak surgical center (not my young, handsome surgeon's usual place, but a branch of the organization), the nurses were all excited, primping and preening (not kidding) because he was coming. I never received better care than that day. LOL

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    1. Isn’t that the truth!? I really like these guys and I had a lumpectomy for a benign condition 3 years ago with the same doc, same hospital and the nursing care was fantastic!

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      1. A good and handsome doctor or surgeon is good to know.

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      2. Yes, and you know I’m teasing, I’d much rather good than handsome. But if you get both, it’s just a plus 😀

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  11. I will be praying everyday.

    And yeah, I doesn’t hurt to have good looking MDs. Sigh. My urologist is tall, dark, and ugly. And he has the longest damn fingers. I hate it when he says its time for my prostate exam. Ouch.

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    1. Allie won’t let you find women doctors, I bet! :D.

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  12. I’m so happy it’s soon and you get it behind you. (It, not the eye candy. Although that’s a fun thing to imagine while loopy. 😜).

    Please know that aside from my twisted sense of humor, I’m really am so very happy you feel good about your choices, and that it happens soon, you can heal and move forward, Diane. Love to you!

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    1. Oops…I really am, not I’m really am. My fingers have been screwing up all day!

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      1. Sometimes I hit send without doublechecking what I wrote and it can be pretty amusing!

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      2. Yeah, me too…!

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    2. Thanks, Kay, it was the perfect thing to say! And something to remember for when I’m writing 😉

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  13. I’m so glad you have made your choice and things are moving along! eye candy hmmm… xxxx huge hugs

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    1. Thanks, Lynn. Not exactly looking forward to it, but to getting it over with for sure! xo

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      1. Yes I am sure you are not but I can sure understand wanting it done and no more waiting xxxxx

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      2. Exactly! I really do think it will turn out well in the end!

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      3. I am sure it will no doubts xoxo

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  14. Love your positive outlook and sense of humor throughout all of this. Praying that everything goes well. ~M xo

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    1. Thanks, Michelle. My doctors seem very hopeful for a good outcome so I’ve been feeling very good about things! So many others in much more dire situations than me. Thank you for your prayers, they are much appreciated xo

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      1. That’s so good to hear!

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  15. VictoryInTrouble | Reply

    Glad you’re scheduled soon! Gorgeous doctors- that’s awesome! I like your poem too. 😀

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    1. Thanks, Vic! I should get a nurse to take a picture for my blog, these guys are so cute 😉

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        oh yes! do it!! 😀

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  16. Happy things are moving along. I tend to find any form of candy is awesome!

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  17. Your optimism through all of this is inspiring. You’ve manage to keep your wit in tact. Love it. Take pictures of the eye candy lol. ❤️

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    1. Thanks, D. It’s a good way for me to cope 🙂

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  18. Remember, I’m right down the street…Sending all (( ❤ )) to you. Love that you are thinking of stocking up the fridge. Cooking can be very therapeutical and help you to get through this. Positivity is so important in this life situation. You've got this girlfriend (( ❤ ))

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    1. And so many wonderful friends like you sending prayers and good thoughts are really helping me stay positive about this! ❤

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      1. That’s so good (( ❤ )) Love ya, Mz. D

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  19. Sister, I’m glad this is on the books. You know we are praying like mad people and I’m glad you’ve made your decision and are at peace with it. God, you, dandy docs and prayers – a mighty fine army.

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    1. Oh, Rita, it means a lot to me to hear you say that and call me sis. This disease can affect any of us, mostly women, and I’m so thankful for all the love and support from dear friends like you! I’ll stay strong, I know I can handle whatever comes my way and you all will be right there with me! ❤

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      1. Yes you can and yes we will. Every step of the way. All my love to you ❤️

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  20. Eye candy and humor always helps. I am sending good thoughts your way!

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    1. Got ’em, thanks for sending! xo

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  21. Holy Moly. You had me at ‘eye candy.’ Sending positive vibes. Yup. 😉

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    1. Thank you! A little eye candy never hurts, right?

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      1. Exactly. Preach. 😉

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  22. I know all good will be the outcome of this very horrendous time for you. You know why I say all good? You have the right stuff, a great sense of humor and an optimistic outlook. Sending you prayers for a full and complete and easy recovery.

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    1. Thanks, Bernadette. Doctors are all giving me reasons to be hopeful for a great outcome 🙂

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  23. Oh, I think I am now up to date, and so sorry to read of this current challenge. Your wonderful attitude and disposition will take you far. Rooting for you from my little corner of the world. ❤

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    1. Thanks, I appreciate the support! Doctors are giving me every reason to be hopeful so I’m pretty positive.

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      1. Wonderful. Positive wishes and vibes coming your way. 🙂

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  24. Why are all the doctors who work on girly parts hot? LOL! I’m glad you’ve got it scheduled and can look forward to the healing! Good luck, and I’m sending good thoughts your way.

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    1. Thanks, Wanda! I wondered if there was a reason they went into those fields 😉

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  25. I’m sure it feels good to have this scheduled.

    Random story of hot docs: when I got my wisdom teeth out, my doctor was really cute. At the time, I’m a shy college kid. I’m coming out of surgery and the anesthesia is wearing off. I say to my mom, “Mom, I didn’t tell the oral surgeon I thought he was cute, did I?” He is, of course, standing right there. At the time, I was mortified.

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    1. Hahaha, I’m a blurter, so I might say something like that! Probably made your oral surgeon’s day!

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      1. It probably did! I was mortified at the time – now, though, I would probably do the same thing and think it was hilarious. Age and experience really make a world of experience!

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  26. Wishing you the best. Hugs🌷

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  27. So thankful to hear this; waiting can be stressful. The sooner the better and you’ll be fine my lady. You are on my mind.

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    1. Yes, I’m ready, though I want to reply some big plants and clean a little more. But the coordination with two surgeons took a little time. My sister is flying in on the 19th so I’m grateful for that and so much incredible support from friends like you and family! xo

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  28. So good that you have a good team (and gorgeous to look at never hurts 🙂 ) , and that you don’t have long to wait for the surgery . Glad those not so pleasant shots helped keep your legs free of clots and avoided you another intervention .
    I am loving your attitude and you keeping your humour 🙂
    Turtle Hugs ❤

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    1. Thanks, my friend. I’m trying to keep my sense of humor. You realize that your attitude is one of the few things you really can control 🙂

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