I'm anxiously awaiting my next surgery. This one will be a much "simpler" procedure, they will remove the temporary expander and older implant, replacing them with what will hopefully be my permanent implants. Of course, I say permanent, but they will be replaced ever few decades to ensure all measures of safety.
I'm finally nearing an end. After this I may have very little, if any touch ups for the breasts. I am not getting nipple reconstruction, so that is one less worry. I am giddy that I can see the light at the end of the tunnel! I have to say this, breast cancer was not fun by any means but it has given me things to look forward to: end of chemo, end of radiation, and end of surgeries. Unlike this issue with my back and shoulder from the car accident, with cancer I can feel accomplished, I can feel like there is a finality to this issue.
I am saving my pennies, well, dimes as we no longer have pennies... ugh.., to have a tattoo done to cover my chest after the breasts are complete and my tattoo artist is confident that the scars can be covered. My hope is to have that completed some time in the next year. Again, something to try to look forward to. You have to try to find the happiness in things, otherwise you drown in despair pretty quickly. This will sound weird, but thank you cancer, for helping me see the good in things, and helping me feel progress in something!