Thursday, August 28, 2014

Medical Update and other stuff

I haven't talked too much about my surgery recovery in a while. It's been smooth sailing for the most part although I still get tired very easily. Last weekend Aaron and I walked about 2 1/2 miles and it wiped me out for the rest of the weekend.

Tomorrow I'm having another surgery. It's Stage 2 of the reconstruction. The first part was all about making sure the transplanted tissue survived. This time is where the magic happens, as I like to say. I'll have scar revision on my stomach from where the incision had opened up, and some nipping and tucking on the new boobs. It's outpatient surgery and should last maybe a couple hours. The bummer is that we were supposed to go away for the long weekend with friends, but if I didn't have this surgery now I'd have to wait until October.

I'm sorry that some of you (including family) are finding this out for the first time by reading this. It came up pretty quickly and honestly, I didn't want to say too much until I had my pre-op appointment this week because part of me was nervous that they'd make me wait. The rule of thumb between Stage 1 and Stage 2 seems to be 3 months, and I'm just barely there. But it seems that we're a go so send me some good vibes tomorrow!

I've stayed away from talking about the Ferguson situation, but if you haven't seen Jon Stewart's take, watch it now.

In the case of his story about the producer and the correspondent, I would have been suspicious of the white guy because to be honest, I do tend to judge people based on their appearance. We all have our prejudices. And while I don't know what happened specifically in Ferguson, we cannot pretend that race is not an issue in this country.

On a lighter note, if you don't follow me on Instagram or my personal Facebook, you missed this gem:

I might have to frame that one.

And today I saw this:

Of course, I won't be drinking much wine for a little while, but this suits me for sure!


  1. Good luck with the surgery! I'll be thinking of you. xoxo

  2. Good luck on the surgery lady!!!

    Also- that ecard?? I LOVE IT.

  3. Oh my love, good luck tomorrow. You'll be in my prayers! You got this!

    Love you!

  4. Good luck! I'll be thinking about you. I'll drink some wine in your honor!!!

  5. I'll be sending all kinds of good surgery vibes! And well played, Jon Stewart. As always. Love you!

  6. Oh, Gwen, I am excited for your new boobs. #silverlining You will breeze thru this and step 3. #affirmation.
    Goddess speed to you and bravo to Aaron for being your rock!
    Love the Wine e-card. Do not love at all the Ferguson situation- extreme healing lights to that!
    Love, Steph's Momma


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