Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Appointments all Scheduled...BREATHE

I have to keep telling myself to BREATHE... especially when I start to feel a bit overwhelmed. Honestly, after all my breakdowns over the weekend the past couple have days have been rather calm and free of a lot of much emotion and panic. I also think writing these posts is VERY helpful for me. Ever since I started I don't feel so out of control with illogical emotion.

So taking a deep breathe...

However, today I have spoken to the people at the Huntsman three different times. Feeling happy that things seem to be moving forward, but also a little freaked out at the realization this is REALLY happening to me. Yesterday I was thinking... maybe it will all go AWAY but it's not!

Anyway, just a quick update...I have scheduled my first appointments for the following:

  • Gynocologist - She will be talking to me and planning what we're doing for my hysterectomy.
  • Surgeon #1 - This appointment will be the one we talk to about the details regarding Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy. Hopefully he can answer all my questions about the pre-op, operation and post-op.
  • Surgeon #2 - This doctor will be the lucky receipient of MANY questions regarding my reconstruction options. I always wanted to say I went to a plastic surgeon, but this was not what I ever imagined. Go figure!
So happy that I can work towards making a PLAN...but still scared.


  1. You are one of my all time favorites :) I'll be praying for you and will always have your back. *HUGS*

    1. Thank my friend!! Love you too and appreciate your support!

  2. LORI!!! I had NO IDEA you were going through this. I'm here, and I'll be praying for you!


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