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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Its been one long road....

Today Mama Jetplane has her final procedure in the long road that has been her breast reconstruction. She was diagnosed with Stage 1 Breast Cancer in October 2008. Due to our family history and the atypical form she had, she chose a double mastectomy which happened in November 2008. She chose to put off the big procedure until November 2009. She wanted to enjoy her summer. Since that 14+ hour surgery, she has had numerous procedures. Its been a long and tiring process and she has moved through it all with so much beauty and grace.
Thankfully she has only had 1 infection and that occurred in August 2010. She had to have one of the implants removed and then inserted again. It was a rather scary situation since her breast tripled in size in a period of hours.
But today is the final procedure. The cherry on top of her sundaes so to speak. She has also found out that she has carpal tunnel in one of her wrists/thumb so they are going to be doing a procedure to deal with that while she is under.
I wanted to comment about the wonderful care that she has received Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. Her plastic surgeon is an amazing man. I've had the opportunity to meet him a few times. I am so thankful she has had such a wonderful team helping her through this tiring process.

Thank you all for your support, thoughts, and prayers over the past couple of years. I have greatly appreciated each and every one of them.

If you have it in you for one more today, I should would appreciate it.

Thanks again and much love to you all....


Jessie Jones said...

Prayers are coming! Your mom is a true warrior!

Anonymous said...

Thinking and praying of you and your Mom!

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