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Old 05-16-2017, 05:19 PM   #31
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Well, ladies, I am pretty bummed out, because I am indeed still lopsided. I am really not sure how they could have gotten this wrong two times, but it appears they have. I spoke to the nurse who told me there is something called "binding" that they can do once I'm healed to bring the one side down to be more even with the other side. I will probably do that and will ask the doctor more about it at my follow-up appointment on Friday. I am thinking that the original doctor (who I ended up leaving) probably put my tissue expanders in unevenly/lopsided during my very first double mastectomy surgery when they place the tissue expanders under the muscle to begin the process of breast reconstruction. That is the only explanation I can think of for two different sets of implants ending up uneven. Anyway, sorry to go on about this, but I really need to vent. My hubby is sick of hearing it (although he has been pretty darn patient with me). Now, I will probably need to continue to wear mastectomy bras and supplement one side to make my "breasts" appear as even as possible. I had SOOOO hoped to get out of mastectomy bras and swimsuits! Actually, I'm not sure what I will do for the swimsuit situation. Might not be anything I can do..... It really depresses me when I think about it too much. I try to focus on the fact that the surgery is over, I survived, and they didn't find any more cancer during the surgery. Sometimes, I get tired of looking on the bright side of things, though. I've been doing that for a damn long time!

Coop: It is great to hear from you, although I'm sorry you are still having some frustrations with your dad. I hope he is okay after hurting his side. And I hope you were able to get some much-needed rest!

Lisa: That is the sweetest story about the little bond that has formed between Lily and the neighbor Rottie!!! That must be so cute to watch! And HOORAY for looser yoga pants!!! How did your Mother's Day go with Jennifer? Did you go to the cemetery as planned? How did that go? Thinking of you!

Holly: I hope you enjoyed your Mother's Day celebration with your sons! Thank you for all of your kind words about my surgery, recovery, and being a supportive mom and everything. How did you know I needed a boost? That monstrosity next door sounds like one gigantic pain in the @$$!!!!! I'm so sorry you have to deal with it! How did day two of your summer job go? I sure hope you get the warming trend that you said is coming your way!

JesikaBeth: Thank you for stopping in often for well wishes and group hugs! I notice your thoughtfulness and I appreciate it! I hope that Mother's Day wasn't too rough on you this year. Sending big hugs!

Cinnamonhearts: How are you? Haven't heard from you in a little while. Hope all is well!

Monica (EasySpirit): Hello to you if you are reading along! I hope and pray that your pain has either subsided or is more manageable by the time you read this post. Please drop us a line with an update when you have the chance.
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Old 05-17-2017, 06:07 AM   #32
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Kathleen OH man not again?? of COURSE you are upset about the unevenness, that is so bad that they did not get it right!! and you HAVE been so flippin upbeat about it all the way through, you are definitely trying to look at the 'glass half full' instead of the other way..gosh I hope the "binding" is a viable course of action. PLEASE come here whenever to vent, lots of swearing and tantrums is expected!! our biggest hugs to you

and yes the first days back at the Club were great, today is Opening Day, so I might not check in for a couple days (am spending the nights there because I'm working in the dining room too) We have had some sun and yesterday was warm AND sunny, yay but back to our kinda cool days of highs in the low 60's. Someday it will be consistently sunny and warm here, lol.

Yes the monstrosity just goes on and on yesterday there was an excavator running, plus about 6 hammer monkeys crawling all over the exterior. I put on my sunglasses, my big hearing protection ear-things (like ear muffs? but plastic and padded, don't know what to call them) and just go about my business, trying to completely ignore them. If you can ignore an excavator 25 feet from you and 6 hammer monkeys SOMEDAY it will be finished,,i hope.

I had my first cup of coffee on the deck this morning, YAY!!!! birds singing, and I was admiring my lawn that I weedwacked and mowed yesterday. Flowers are still little but hopefully will get big soon

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Old 05-19-2017, 06:41 PM   #33
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Kathleen, I am so very sorry your surgery wasn't able to correct the problem. It is absolutely normal for you to be disappointed/angry. If you were weren't, well I don't see how you couldn't be. You are a remarkable woman, Kathleen. Remarkable, strong, resilient, kind, caring.....you are many wonderful things. I have no great message to give you, I wish I did. Just know you are incredibly loved here and we are always here if you need us.

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, how is your job going? I bet you are sooo busy. Much love to you. I hope you can post soon.


Not much going on here. I'm not down here just feeling kinda quiet. Have a great weekend.

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Old 05-20-2017, 10:28 AM   #34
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Hi all! Hope you:re all having a good weekend! I've sort of had a chance to catch up now, so thought I'd say hi!

Holly glad things are finally warming up for you and your good summer job has started again too oh my goodness, I can't believe they are still building that monstrosity next door - I really hope it ends soon!

Kathleen - great to hear you've finished your final reconstruction - I have everything crossed that when the swelling goes, you'll be absolutely perfect again! Fantastic news your son has passed his first year! Hope he gets a summer job sorted soon and your daughter's prom sounds so lovely, I can just picture it in my head - it's really sweet of you to organise it for her

Lisa you sound like you're settling in really well to your new home and meeting some great new people! I'm very envious - you put me to shame, still sitting home on the couch all night!

Jessica, I was thinking about you over mother's day, it's a really tough day - I hope things are easing up a bit now!
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Well there isn't a lot to report here. OH is visiting his gran today, so we'll see how her memory is doing. We're thinking of getting her into sheltered accommodation - i think it's what you'd call a retirement village? They live independently in a special street with a warden that checks up on everyone? Will see how she feels about it.

I'm still struggling with a lot of anger just now, I need to work it out somehow. Apparently I woke my OH up in the middle of the night, desperately trying to find a lipstick. I made him get up so I could check his pillows, then when it wasn't there, I rolled over and went back to sleep! It'd be funny if it wasn't worrying!

I was on a training course last week - only female there - and we had to climb a ladder and out through a hatch. I got stuck in the hatch and had to be pulled out - it was so embarrassing! It wasn't a fat thing, I just wasn't strong enough to pull myself through. Hate giving us girls reputation like that! So I'm hunting for upper body exercises now. Any thoughts?

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Aww Lisa she's a sweetie! Is this Lily?
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Aww Lisa she's a sweetie! Is this Lily?
This is the newest member of the household, Coop. I cannot tell if it is a he or a she but I have named her Hazel. If she winds up being a boy, well, I'm in trouble. I have no boy names. She is very young. Her momma is feral and a friend of mine rescued her and her brothers and sisters.



My other cats are kind of a afraid of her but are not hissing at her.
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Old 05-22-2017, 10:24 AM   #40
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A girl I went to school with randomly contacted me at the weekend, accusing me of shunning her because she had cancer. It's very strange - she cut contact with us 14 years ago, and went through her cancer battle about 3 years ago.

I heard about her illness from a friend, who heard it from a friend, who heard it from a friend... I did ask how she was doing, but didn't contact the girl directly, because I didn't know if we were meant to know.

I'm a bit wound up - I know I should let it go, but it's playing on my mind. Really odd, but it touched a nerve given the last year with my OH's dad and my sister's near miss.
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