Wednesday, November 14, 2007

~Reconstruction Photos~

~BREAST CANCER RECONSTRUCTION PICTURES~

The pictures were taken last week on November 9th, 2007. (CLICK HERE TO SEE THEM and PLEASE REMEMBER to view them at your OWN RISK. THESE ARE ACTUAL PHOTOS) I forgot to take pictures of the fill I had in September but these photos are the latest and I am happy with the size. I have 540cc in each breast and they look so perfect that the doctor and I both agreed not to go any bigger as to mess up the evenness of them. He is VERY HAPPY (he even called in all the nurses to show them how AWESOME it has healed and looks and so am I.
On December 3rd I will have my 2nd phase of reconstructive surgery in which he will take out the expander's and replace them with saline solution implants. He will then shape them as needed and begin making nipples. This whole process will take about 2 and a half hours and I should be able to go home that evening. I have to have this done in the hospital because of all my complications with chemotherapy and he doesn't want to take any chances. (Even though he has his own operating area in his office) The coloring of the nipples will not happen until Spring of 2008. So this whole process takes almost a year. WOW!!! I think they look FABULOUS...WHO WOULD HAVE KNOWN!!! AND THIS IS ONE SIDE EFFECT of CANCER I CAN HANDLE!!!
Love and Hugs to all of you,

Amy
(who's dreaming of a White Christmas)

21 comments:

carole said...

Amy Darlin:
You are looking good!!! Wow, you must be happy~~~The journey is almost over, my friend!!!
Love & Peace
carole

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Amy,

Wow! You are looking good girl!!! That is amazing!

Hugs,
Dena

Counting Your Blessings said...

Wow! I was worried that they wouldn't really look "normal". I have a friend whose gone through the process and her never looked as good as yours do now. (not that I make it a practice of looking at this stuff but she stayed here after some surgery). Your scars are hardly noticable now. I'm so happy for you! Blessings... Polly

cityfarmer said...

Father God in Jesus' name reign down restored health and peace and joy in the holy spirit...renew this wonderful woman with your perfect peace and may she find comfort in you....thank God for the wisdom of great surgeons and may her story guide and influence others...

I want a white Christmas but only on Christmas eve, not tonight

Anonymous said...

Hi Amy....just looked at your photos...wow...you are healing beautifully!It is just amazing.

Lori said...

Amy, Your sounding a little stronger and better, I'm glad. You have been on such a journey I wish you and your family love and peace through the holidays! You all need some "Joy" time! Love, Lori

Joy said...

Wow Amy, that's great! Finally, a good side effect!

I pray every day finds you stronger :)

Hugs,
Joy

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

OH Amy, what a amazing progress! I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Yes I would love for you to add me to your blog list. I am so sorry I added you to mine without asking, but I was afraid I would not find it again I hope you don't mind.I am glad you liked my blog I am kinda new, sorta kinda I am still learning blogging etiquette! I hope that you have wonderful evening. OH I loved that movie Fried Green Tomatoes also, I should add that to my favorit movie list also.
ginger

carole said...

Amy Darlin:
I have to comment on your character; you have such charm and tenacity that I am totally looking at you, my young friend, as my shining star and how to get through my motivational recuperation!!! You shine brightly and are my beacon : )
Thank you for being my "help"
Love & Hugs
carole

Anonymous said...

Wowzers Amy!
Long time lurker but just had to drop a line. You look absolutely wonderful. Your breast are beautiful. If anything good can come of this I have to say... WOW you look so Perky! Just amazing. Thanks for sharing your journey with us! I now have a better understanding of breast cancer and reconstruction. I must also add that not only are you a beautiful person on the outside but also on the inside.
Happy Holidays
Tammie

Sweet Remembrance said...

Amy...you look wonderful! I hope your feeling good. Just wanted to wish you and your family a Happy Thanksgiving...
Love,
Priscilla

quiltdoggie said...

Dearest Amy ~ you look BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you for sharing the photos, you truly do continue to amaze me. Hope you are feeling well and wishing you, Bob & all the kids a wonderful Thanksgiving. . . . there's much to be thankful for, and I for one am thankful to know you, my sweet cyber friend. Much, Love, xox P

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Amy the photos are amazing. I just cannot believe how fabulous you are looking ! Good for you sweetie and keep on soldiering on.

Hugz,
Shannon :)

gloria g. said...

Yes, what courage to post your pictures. I know this will help you and so many others. I have visited your blog many times, thank you for sharing this journey with us. It helps me...and here's to a Happy Thanksgiving for we all have things to be thankful for. You are just so brave. Your breasts are beautiful, but your heart is better. Have a blessed day! gloria g. Richards, TX

The Urban Chic said...

Oh Sweet Amy, you look terrific. I can't help but think of the song "He ain't heavy, he's my brother"---the road is long, but in the end, there is a rainbow waiting for you and you truly deserve it.We should rewrite the song to say she ain't heavy, she's my sister. You too are my shining star and will always come here for inspiration. What wonderful gals we all are that we can come and admire another's boobies with joy---I can't imagine my elders doing that for support. You are an amazing woman and never forget it. Hugs, Pat

Meggie said...

Wow Amy! You look terrific! You are healing so well. I'm so happy for you. Thanks so much for your willingness to share your photos. For those of who may be faced with the same decisions down the road, you have made our journey a little bit easier.

Vicki Pink Pearl Girl @ All Bliss Be Thine said...

Amy,
Hope you are feeling better & I hope you & your family have a very nice Thanksgiving holiday. No one deserves it more! Your pictures are amazing & you are such a woman of great courage to share this journey! You have probally helped countless woman on journeys of their own by sharing so much of yourself! Shine on Amy you are getting there & we all love & admire you! Prayers & hugs for you to continue to feel better!
Vicki

BittersweetPunkin said...

Oh Amy...your photos look great...really. I hope the rest goes just as well.
Love,
Robin

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Amy! I cannot believe how good you are healing and those nasty scars just keep on fading away. I know that you are so excited to get through all of this, just be patient. Your frustrations are valid, so valid and it is terrible that the ex's don't understand the pain and problems that you are having. They are being selfish - it is nothing to do with you. You are the MOST giving person in the world and they know that. That is why they take advantage of you and your good nature. What they need is a cold bucket of water thrown in their face. Ha! Just know that we all love you and are cheering for you! The "sisters" are looking rather perky! Va va va voooom!!! wink!

Love you!!
Becky

Alison Gibbs said...

Amy, you are one strong woman. Congratulations on the way you cope with this ordeal. You are a wonderful example to your children.
Alison

Angie said...

Amy, I ready your blog today and then checked my email. Look what I found! It as if God was wanting me to find a scripture for you. So, check your email...the full message is included. Keep your chin held high and smile...even when you don't feel like it. Forgiving those who seem so unworthy of forgiveness is the most difficult...yet the most satisfying. Peace my lady...keep the peace in your heart and peace will surround you. Bitterness towards the x's will only hurt YOU...don't let "that cancer" take hold. ~ Susie (aka comfycottage)

“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” (Ephesians 4:32 NIV)
“...love covers over a multitude of sins.” (1 Peter 4:8 NIV)