Monday, June 3, 2013

The big reveal

yes, finally it is time for the big before and after shots. These are the ones taken by my plastic surgeon. 
But before that let me just say how glad I am to have the PICC line out and how much more respect I have for people with ports/shunts. I know how hard to was for me emotionally and can't even imagine how someone with a life threatening illness would feel.
This thing went up my arm and emptied in to my heart

I knew I didn't want to have nipple reconstruction. For right now I've also opted to skip the nipple tattoos.  I did however get some great samples from Rub On Nipples that I am looking forward to trying. They were given to me because I have an adhesive allergy and they wanted to show me I wouldn't have a problem with these.

My right side is still a bit larger than my left but the swelling will go down over the next few months. It's not such a big difference that I couldn't live with it. My results have been really great. I am so thankful for Dr Cooper she has really done an amazing job.

Finally, my before and after picture after the jump.

My surgeon kept saying "look at how great your boobs look" and all I could think is about how much weight I've lost around my middle.

Not only have I lowered my risk but I've ended up with less back pain and in better general health. I'm amazed by the overall change so far and I'm looking forward to living my life without being in fear that everyday would be the day they discover I have breast cancer.

I'm still working with FORCE and making sure to help and support others.  If you'd like to help please think about donating to the FORCE Memphis fundraising page.


Shelly H.-Wilkerson said...

Awesome! I love the postive outlook you have now. And you look amazing! :-)

Samantha S said...

You look amazing, lady.