I had my last appointment with my plastic surgeon for a while. Too bad. I kinda liked seeing that cute face every two weeks.
But more appointments are in my future. He still has to finish reconstruction.
And that – from the conversation we had yesterday – looks like it will take place after chemo and before radiation as I had mentioned in a post not long ago (Another “Pump Me Up” Session). I’m VERY excited that this is what he (and my oncology radiologist) are leaning toward since it will cut about 6 months of this journey.
It seems that it would work like this: I finish chemo, recover for a month, have surgery – completing reconstruction on left side and reducing and lifting right side to match, recover for 2-2.5 weeks, move into the 6 week radiation cycle.
At the end of the six weeks, (maybe mid-April) I’d be pretty much done, with the exception of going back to my medical oncologist for my oral hormone inhibitor prescription. That oral drug is to continue for 5 years. (oh joy)
We’ve not discussed “nipple” options so that my follow radiation – and require the 6 months of waiting to do it – but this is pretty minor (probably something like a 3-d tattoo) compared to the actual completion of reconstruction and reduction/lift. It will be a slight speed bump that I’ll have to accommodate in October.
That all sounds much better to me than having the reconstruction and lift/reduction in October.
Now – we’ll just zip through the rest of chemo and – voila – I’ll have new perky boobs for my radiation sessions!