Is ignorance bliss or is it a way of delaying the inevitable?
Let me explain the reason for the question!
I had the second stage of my breast reconstruction in June last year – when I had my air expanders removed and implants put in.
I knew all along that it would take a few more procedures after that to get to somewhat of a ‘complete’ new set of boobs. But anyone who has been through this knows it’s never completed – there’s always another procedure months or years down the track!
Anyway, a few months after that most recent surgery I had some real discomfort and issues with the nerves around my left implant. My surgeon gave me some medication that did its job on the nerves but sent me quite loopy (loopier than me on a normal day)! Luckily I only had to take a couple of tablets.
He told me to go back and see him a few weeks later – that was seven months ago!
That’s what you call avoidance!
I’ve gone about life, probably ignorantly but I think understandably so, knowing that as soon as I go back to see him he’ll book me in for my next procedure. For me to feel better about myself physically it needs to be done, but I don’t think I’ve been emotionally ready to deal with – until now.
I’ll garner up the courage to call my surgeon’s office this week – I promise!
Physically the most exciting thing about the past seven months has been the rate at which my hair has grown! My ponytail is getting higher and, thanks to the effects chemotherapy had on my hair, I can chose to wear it naturally curly or straight!
You have to keep looking at the bright side don’t you?