Planning Ahead: Creature Comforts (and necessities) For After your Mastectomy and/or Breast Reconstruction Surgery


October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It’s a time to pull together as families and women, to share and care with loved ones who have or are going through this difficulty. I will be sharing a review of a book that just came out titled How to Climb the Eiffel Tower, by Elizabeth Hein, which is extremely well written about life and those who have cancer. Just a few more days. Today I reblog from SueAnn Porter, a gal who has taken the journey on the road to recovery.

SueAnn Porter

Breast-cancer-awarenessHaving a Mastecomy and breast reconstruction surgery is scary. The best defense is to be prepared. I researched and planned the best I could, and bought the items ahead of time.

My reconstruction is called a DIEP Flap. This means that skin and fat are taken from the stomach area, as well as an artery, and shifted up to make a new breast. Since the artery is included in this move, it ensures that the flesh will stay alive and be nourished.

Since October has been dubbed Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am sharing my list of items that helped me, in the hope that it can help someone else.

Here is a list of items that helped me when I came home from the hospital:

  1. Hospital bed or recliner to sleep in. We do not have a recliner. Our insurance would not pay for a hospital bed, so…

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About eileendandashi

I am a lover of books, both reading and writing. 2018 marks the beginning of my own journey from writer to published author. This blog will showcase various authors' thoughts on the elements of novel crafting, and my attempts to find my voice in writing. While journaling this journey, I hope to encourage others to follow their dreams. Book reviews continue as I have the last four years, only making time for my new pursuits.
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2 Responses to Planning Ahead: Creature Comforts (and necessities) For After your Mastectomy and/or Breast Reconstruction Surgery

  1. Thank you for the reblog!
    –SueAnn

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    • Sue Ann, I’ve featured Elizabeth Hein these last few blogs. She a cancer survivor, too, and has written a very nice book you may like to read, HOW TO CLIMB THE EIFFEL TOWER. The first post tells a bit about herself and second one is the review. Hope you stop by.

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