A shower by myself. Nov 17, 2016 Week 3 Day 17

I was able to take a shower completely by myself this morning.  I felt so great about that.  I guess small accomplishments added up make the recovery easier.  I am now able to completely stand up straight and I have started massaging the tummy scar.  I know it will take awhile to break down the scar tissue, but actively doing it makes me feel like I am headed in the right direction.

I compared pictures of my left breast from yesterday morning and last night and there was such a difference, and then this morning it looked worse.  I need to realize that it will take some time for my skin to heal and I need to stay positive about it.  Patience is not a strong suit of mine but I am trying to work on that.

I am making lanyards, for JP drain holding, and I received my pink ribbon yesterday.  This weekend I hope to make 50 of them and bring them to the hospital for DIEP Flap surgery patients to use.  Something so simple really made a difference when walking around or using the bathroom.

I have been stretching my arms and can now reach almost over my head.  It really pulls so I have been going slowly at it.

Well everyone have a great day and remember that time will heal everything.

Pictures are below.

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My actual small cleavage.
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Still swollen but looking better
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Right side
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Looking bad again but still healing.  Waiting for the dead skin to fall off and all will be pink
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The aerola tissue is healing great.  I can see the yellow tissue on the right breast where it will start peeling any day now.

 

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