I've been sitting here this morning looking at all of the beautiful cards that I have received. I am still kinda numb mentally due to how fast everything happened due to this awful, dreaded Breast Cancer disease. I honestly don't know how well I would have dealt with this without my crafting friends. You all have helped both me and my hubby feel so blessed.
Today I go to the surgeon's office and hopefully, they can remove the three bags that I have hanging from my body. Those things seem to be so much in the way and make the exercises that are necessary more difficult. I think I will feel so much more free once they are gone and the rest will heal in time. I so miss crafting and hope that next week I'll start being able to do a bit.
Things I have learned about this disease is that people are so afraid to discuss the fact that I had my tata's removed. I have had friends ask me if it makes me feel less of a woman. WHAT!?!!!! No way. I told them that I think in the US we put way to much emphasis on breasts being a sexual item and that in many other countries they are considered a nurturing tool for feeding children. I think sometimes we get way too worried about aging and parts of our bodies and what makes us whole. For me - God, life, family and friends make me whole. The wrinkles and lack of breasts don't alter who I am at all inside - only outside.
I know I can have reconstruction surgery in time and at this point, I just want to heal and decide that later on. Maybe I can be another Dolly! hehe!!! I'm 5'2" - 125 lbs so probably wouldn't be able to stand up with the EEE size.
I'm not sure what God's plan for me is; but, I want to help others in some way. I know the answers will come as I continue through this journey.
Anyway... Mostly just thinking out loud this morning. Hope you all are having a wonderful day!!!