5 Weeks Post Op

Breakthrough: I started LIGHTLY jogging again yesterday! I was so proud of myself. After a big surgery like this, a thought that can be scary is, “will I ever get back to before?” But now I can see YES I CAN…. and YES YOU CAN TOO!! It’s a process, and it’s OK to ease inContinue reading “5 Weeks Post Op”

4 Weeks Post-Op

Well I’m 4 weeks post op and thankful that the worst is behind me. Some new developments over the last 2 weeks: I’ve been able to regain some activity. I’ve been going on long walks again which is nice. Especially having help watching my kiddos, I’m able to take advantage of this time to gainContinue reading “4 Weeks Post-Op”

2 Weeks Post-Op

Hey everyone! I’m currently 2.5 weeks post op. Feeling as good as can possibly be expected! I feel so lucky to have had a pretty pain free and easy recovery thus far.  This week I have over the head arm exercises I’m supposed to do. A little nervous to use my range of motion butContinue reading “2 Weeks Post-Op”

Post-Op Recovery Tips

Most helpful tips/things during recovery HELP WITH KIDS!! This is obviously numero uno. Without it I would be up a creek without a paddle. My sister, Leana has been here, and will be here the first two weeks of recovery, and she has been a GODSEND!! The thing I was most concerned with was howContinue reading “Post-Op Recovery Tips”

Prophylactic Bilateral Mastectomy

The big surgery has come and gone!! The anticipation was definitely the hardest part, no doubt. I had so many fears before this surgery. Mostly to do with how my kids were going to handle it. Especially my little guy. I was so scared he was going to feel a deficit of love because I’mContinue reading “Prophylactic Bilateral Mastectomy”

Mentally Preparing for the Double Mastectomy

A few days ago, I made it public via my social media that I had tested positive for the BRCA2 mutation. My post read: “Warning: Long post ahead What a blessing it is to be able to save my life before it needs saving. I’m going public with this now because I want to shareContinue reading “Mentally Preparing for the Double Mastectomy”