I have been communicating via this blog for roughly 5 months or so. I started as an outlet for my feeling surrounding my upcoming Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy. I found great comfort in the support of others who were in similar situations. I hope I also provided some for others.
I continue to recover but for the most part the roughest parts are behind me. I have completed the nipple reconstruction and revision and have been cleared for regular activity. Although still sore, each day gets easier and more normal. Today was a day of laundry and food shopping, can’t get much more normal than that! 🙂 I will see the doctor again in 6 weeks and may need 1 more small procedure but nothing to the scale of what I have been through the last few months.
SO, now what? I enjoy the outlet the blog provides. I named it Decisions for my Family but initially had a header of Boobs don’t make the Woman. A few weeks ago the blog went through a face lift and I dropped the “boobs” title. I will continue to write the blog about things that affect the most important thing to me, my family.
This summer’s surgeries have changed me as a person and will be a constant foundation for many of my decisions. In my situation, a reminder of how important actually making a tough decision is as well as the impact of such decisions on everyone around me.
I have not fully decided what the future of the blog looks like and may not fully define the parameters. Quite honestly there are no parameters it is truly a wide open topic. From the upcoming election which I feel is the most important in my lifetime, to continued updates on the boobs. There will of course be many words describing the most beautiful things in my life, my girls, my husband, my family. The future is thankfully, wide open!