Monday, June 17, 2013

Surgery Day

It's after midnight here (though not by much) which means it's surgery day.

This both makes me giddy beyond belief and completely terrifies me all at the same time.

I've been waiting to get my tissue expanders out, well, on the left side for 25 months now. To be fair the right tissue expander already came out once, but that was because of an infection and it wasn't replaced with the final implants. So needless to say it's been quite a road to get here. I'm beyond thrilled to get final implants. It's going to be so nice (or so I'm told and I'm believing everyone who tells me that!)

But. I'm also terrified. I'm nervous something will go wrong. Infection is my biggest fear. Or that the implants will leak, burst, rupture, etc really soon. I realize none of this is likely. I do. But the fear is still there. I worry the surgery will aggravate my arm - which we've been working so hard to make better. Although, I'm less worried since we have been working so hard.

Regardless, it will be milestone. I will be almost done with reconstruction (with only minor things to go but we need healing time before moving on). This should be ::knock on wood:: my last surgery for quite some time. Anxious or not, surgery will happen.

I was going to try to have some posts scheduled for the next week or two but alas the last two weeks have been crazy and so sorry, I have nothing ready to go (which is a shame because I sure have a lot of things to say LOL!)

Anyway, I'll see you all on the flip side!



  1. Best of luck to you, Brandie! I hope the road to the other side of this is very, very smooth. ~Catherine

  2. Good luck to ya! You're a very brave person.

  3. dear brandie,

    please know I am thinking of you and "believing" that this surgery will go just fine, and that you will feel so relived and happy when it's over. looking forward to when you feel well enough reading all about it.

    love, XOXO

    Karen, TC


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