I just met with my plastic surgeon after requiring four additional months to heal, and he finally said I am ready for my reconstructive surgery. I so want to be done with all this, but it is a long healing process. I am now scheduled for surgery for October 21st. I am now set, at least for my surgery day.
I need to help arrange for others to cover my regular clients; so today I wrote notes to two of them and told them I was giving them a heads-up for October, and that I was having surgery and going to need to take three weeks recovery time. I left them the information for the Central Coast Professional Pet Sitters website, so my clients can look online to see who they would want to use in my absence.
When talking with my surgeon on Tuesday, he explained a lot and answered my questions to clear up a lot of things I wasn’t sure about; and told me I am a candidate for the new “gummy bear” silicone implant. I was very happy with that. He said he would make sure that it will work best for me and he ultimately chooses what fits my body the best. He said he would do a lift to my left breast to be more even with the implant in my right breast. I felt much more at ease after he explained everything and now that everything is set.
He told me I could take my time and make a decision, but I don’t know why I would want to wait any longer. I want to do the surgery when my schedule isn’t so crazy which is during the summer and holiday times. This last Christmas though, since we took on several pet sitting situations and didn’t get to see family at the holidays, I decided that we needed to enjoy the holidays every other year to not lose touch with our families. I really would like to see our niece’s beautiful twins. They are already 8 months old, and time is getting away from us. The pictures are so wonderful of the twins. As you can see, they are already reading.
I have been going to physical therapy for my neck, back and some cording in my right arm (from the lymph node removal), and doing the summer “Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle” challenge to get in shape and build strength for the upcoming surgery. All that and having the busiest summer with my Pet Service. My business really boomed this summer! We haven’t done any trips or vacations because of business and to not spend money in preparation for the up coming surgery. It will be so good to be past all this. I guess if truth be told, I am not out of the woods until I am cleared for a total of five years. But I trust God that I will be.
I have lost over 10 pounds in the summer challenge and have gained lean muscle mass, so I am feeling more fit and strong. I think I am definitely in a healthier spot and can recover faster with the strength I rebuilt.
I am still doing the SurviveOars with the paddling when I can on Saturdays, and Pete has gone with me a few times. He really enjoys doing it too, and that makes me happy because it is something we are both enjoying together that is physically active and fun.