About a week after that appointment, I decided I was perfectly happy with my lumpectomy breast, as it is now, and probably even if it gets smaller. So I decided not to see the plastic surgeon. His office left a message for me the other day to come in and see him. I returned the call after hours and said I was happy with things as they are and would need nothing further at this time. A couple of days later the plastic surgeon himself called, so I answered and agreed to an appointment to see him and hear what he had to say.
I saw the plastic surgeon today. It was a good appointment, but it was as if he was offering me a deal that if I did not take, he couldn't help me. When he showed me what he could do to help take care of the divit I may end up with, I replied that I was willing to take that risk. I explained I would not be upset if my breast got smaller. You see, the problem is that it is difficult to work with radiated skin, which becomes very dry and almost brittle.
So... I am thankful he took the time to make sure I knew what I might expect. But as I told him, the important thing is that the cancer is gone. And the plus is that I still have a breast.
Life is good!
Debbie... aka the cancer warrior ... AND SURVIVOR!!!
Sonoma Relay for Life Team (8/6/11) ~ Debbie's Blasting Crew.