Thank you all so very much

The support shown to me for my earlier post has been overwhelming.
I cannot thank you all enough.  I feed on positivity………… it keeps me going.
We are back home and now wait to hear when I shall need to attend my ‘pre-op’ assessment where I will be given a ‘softy’ to put in my bra to balance me out and complete the necessary paperwork.
We have decided to go just for the surgery and not reconstruction. It would be different perhaps if I were in my twenties or thirties, go for topless holidays, or wear strappy dresses or bikinis. I’m 63, not going to have a family or pose for Vogue, and I want it done, asap.
It’s not as if I have that much ‘up top’ anyway, but apart from further delay, there are other things to consider, one being if I had reconstruction, they would use the tissue from my belly……. I have plenty to spare…… but should I be facing a similar situation in the future, apparently they could not do it again. On top of that, it’s a longer operation (7½ hours compared to one and a half) and the idea of having two or more areas to worry about for the healing process does not appeal.
Of course I can always change my mind, but cosmetics are not important to me.
The Di people know does not come in a B cup. The wrapping is not what makes the person, and surgery will not make me anything less.
I’m still annoyed (and a little afraid of what happens next to be honest) but I will not let it beat me. The important thing is that I am not alone, and for that I am eternally grateful.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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29 Responses to Thank you all so very much

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    I’m with you, I wouldn’t be having reconstruction either. Why prolong the healing process because you’ve had 2 surgeries? We’re not defined by our breasts.

  2. I will have to check back on it.

  3. Chocoviv says:

    You are welcome 🙏

  4. quiall says:

    You will always be you no matter what the world sees.

  5. I’m in agreement with you!! ((Hugs))

  6. joyroses13 says:

    I feel you are being wise with your decision. Glad you feel the love and support, it will keep coming! We will be here for you through this journey and its totally normal to be a little afraid of what comes next. I think anyone would be. Hugs!! ❤

  7. I somehow missed your earlier post. Thinking good thoughts for a speedy recovery from the upcoming surgery. I’m pretty sure I would make the same decision after reading your post.

  8. Sadje says:

    My thoughts are with you. You are making the best choice that works for you. Love.

  9. Liz says:

    I feel you have made a wise decision for you, too.

    If I was in your situation and I am younger than you, I don’t think I could go through the longer op for the same reasons as you have said. But had it happened earlier, my views may have been different.

    I hope the surgery goes ok and you heal well and comfortable.
    You have a good support network around you; both at home and here on WordPress. Xx

  10. scifihammy says:

    I would do the same as you. Rather have a shorter op in a place you trust and recover quicker.
    You are definitely not alone and your bravery in sharing all this online will be helping many other women. Hang in there.

  11. colinandray says:

    Our prayers, thoughts, and lots of “Woofs!” from Ray … are with you. Take care, and please keep us posted. 🙂

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