Day 10 of Blogtober is a video diary. It’s a drive home with me from my surgeon’s office where I give a bit of an update on where I am up to since I had a bilateral mastectomy back in July this year. I also express how I feel when it is ever deemed that I’m ‘lucky’ to be getting a ‘boob job’ [seriously… eye roll] and the differences between augmentation and reconstruction.
**Please note that the images in this blog cover photo (above) are NOT my breasts… it is the bruising and blood blistering down the sides of my body as a result of invasive surgery and two drains on each side. It highlights that reconstruction following mastectomy, is NOT pretty. It’s painful, it’s emotional, it’s challenging and it’s a LONG process with multiple surgeries. However, I’m incredibly grateful that we as breast cancer fighters, survivors etc now have an opportunity to reconstruct post mastectomy, sure, it’s not easy but I’m mindful that it’s just one ‘piece’ or ‘part’ of my life and I know I’ll come through the other side (just like chemo, radiotherapy etc four years ago).
About four weeks ago, a complication began which was really disheartening as things were going very smoothly and I was healing very well. If you’d like to know more about the complication, you can catch up HERE.
Please excuse the terrible angle of my video diary… not flattering, but it’s not about a polished recording, it’s all about the words I speak…
Thank you for watching and here’s some information to finish on:
The action or process of making or becoming greater in size or amount.
The action or process of reconstructing or being reconstructed – a thing that has been rebuilt after being damaged or destroyed.
Thank you for your support so far during Blogtober 2.0 – It truly means so much to me.
Love Bec x
P.S. Here is the Blogtober Index a central hub for all blogs this month.
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