I am still recovering from a cold, but Plastic Surgeon agreed to proceed with my surgery, yesterday. I've been using my 'bong' clear apparatus several times each hour to
keep my lungs .. clear.
Surgery took a little over 2 hours -- Doctor Turpin stated all went well -- however,
the 'true' test comes tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. when my Madonna cone like tents come off.
Doctor Turpin stated that within 24 hours -- my new nipples will either flourish, or they die -- 50/50 odds.
I am thrilled to have finally made it to this milestone in my journey, sadden by
the fact that I missed Saturday's Luncheon with Claudia, and my fellow Sisters
in Pink (New Flower, Victoria and Bella Luna) that have held my hand during my many multiple surgeries, kidney stone adventures, and my husband's eye surgeries.
It has been a wild 2 years -- plus!
Keeping my fingers, and toes crossed.
slitter-ed my way to my 1:30 post - OP appointment -- tired, sore and in pain -- My
husband was being ever so supportive, as I was moaning and groaning about how much
pain I was in --
Once in the exam room, I was asked to lay on my back -- as RN pulled off my pointy
Madonna cones - adhered to my breast and skin with ..tape. I watched intensely as
RN washed and cleaned my nipples -- afraid to lift my head up to see them -- I waited
until Doctor Turpin entered my room. As I watched his face, I notice a smile and
a look of contentment == only then, did I take a look at my newly created nipples. -- My emotion took over, and I started to cry tears of joy. Doctor Turpin give me a gentle hug, as my Husband held my hand.
I am now under house arrest for 3 weeks, Staph infection antibiotics (as a precaution), and can not wear a bra for 3 weeks --. My left breast was lifted during Wednesday's surgery, Doctor Turpin didn't like the way it laid == so he modified my left breast, while generating my nipples -- hence, the reason he stated my surgery ran a little longer
than 2 hours. I love Doctor Turpin, he is a perfectionist == and he insists that 'we'
breast cancer women, have the right to look our very 'best'!!!
The stitches that surround my ' new ' nipples come out next Thursday -- !!!
Thank you all for your well wishes, prayers .. and FRIENDSHIP ..