First post surgery post! Officially a previvor! 💪🏼🙌🏽🤗🦄🎀 Double mastectomy with immediate DIEP reconstruction was on 7.28.17. There's maybe a 10lb difference in these two pictures but a lot of recomposition going on. I'm down 15 lbs since the start of my weight loss journey and pre-surgery prep. All the working out was well-wort it. I attribute the work I did beforehand to my ability to heal. I only spent 3 days in the hospital and am healing faster than expected. All my drains came out on day 10/11. Having some minor belly swelling and leaking since. But overall, feeling good. Im not being patient with my healing and would like to be doing more. Currently, I'm able to walk, shower and wash my own hair, dress myself, and go on short outings. Speed - extra slow. Still struggling to stand up straight.
Thank you so much to all my friends and family who have brought meals, set text, watched Rory, visited, sent cards, helped me prepare/get healthy beforehand, and just been so supportive. ❤️ .
#previvor #fuckcancer #doublemastectomy #prophylactic #preventative #brcasisterhood #brca #diep #diepflap #levinecancerinstitute #beforeandafter #braless #weightwatchers #weightlossjourney #friendship #family #ittakesavillage