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DIEP booked 18 April - EEek

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Hi

Thanks for sponsoring us, we had a great day, incredibly emotional. Have changed my pic to one from today.

Lots of love to all

Heidi xxx

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Thank you Lenny and Nell!

I got my knuckles rapped by the modulator on here for posting my sponsor link on the forum and they deleted it! whoops!

Think that my daughter thinks that the more money we raise, the more likely it is that i will be cured. bless her.

Will be wearing waterproof mascara for the tears tomorrow and a waterproof coat for the rain!!

Lots of love

Heidi xxx

Lenny
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well done for tomorrow heidi you are amazing!! i know tomorrow will be a wonderful day for you.... i'm going to sponser you as well,

love

lenny
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Good Luck tomorrow Heidi, wishing you and your daughter a wonderful day xxxxxx

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Hi everybody

Heidi, have a great day tomorrow - have done the Race for Life ten times and its brilliant. Hope the weather holds for you. Like Helen I would like to sponsor you and your daughter - let us know how.

Best wishes to everyone.
Cheers
Anne x

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Hi All...Heidi great that you are doing the race. Do you have any sponsors online? I would like to sponsor you if you have.

Have a good weekend all. Helen, nice to see you back and chirpy!!

Helenxx

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hi all

Am running the race for life with my daughter tomorrow, just thought i would let you know that i am putting 'the breast cancer forum girls' on the back of my shirt to say who i am running for. We have raised over £500.00!!!

Lots of love

Heidi x

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Hello there girls im back been dog sitting for my parents just been reading through whats been going on, i will try to catch you all up!! Tracy welcome back you have certainly got the best treatment after all the let downs! so pleased you are doing so well and i do agree work will have to wait for a lot longer.
Helen hope you are still keeping well and enjoyed your break away. seems along time ago now!
Lenny sorry to hear you have been having problems and hope you are now recovering well.
Well girls my new boob looks fantastic and feels alot better although walking 2 dogs every day has been really hard.
will hopefully try catch up with you all later love Helen2 xxx

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hi everyone,

old friends and new! sorry i didn't get on to wish lyra well for her op. when you are reading this on your return, lyra, know that i was thinking of you. my son thinks lyra is a really cool name, he is into the philip pulman books and lyra is the heroine.

tracy hope you are letting everyone wait hand and foot on you.... don't want a repeat of me from anyone, after all you are a film star now. my wound seems to healing nicely but i'm taking no risks and i'm back with my surgeon on monday. bit fed up as i seem to have gone backwards...

so it seems we have some teaching types on here!! no wonder you write so well. i bet you can't stand my lack of capitals! my husband hates it and he was a teacher. i've got another months sick note this week and have made up my mind that i am not going back until september. i think after all we have been thru' it is really important to get back to full health before we take the world on.

heidi not long til it is your turn.... nell you are still the best at keeping us all together (must be the teaching bit of you), helen and anne so glad you are healing well and sarah looking forward to seeing you soon. cathy and karen nice to meet you.christina, hope you are well let us know how you are.

up date on the house .... we (not me) are over half way thru the decorating and the things that need sorting and next week we start the packing.... i'm turning into an even bossier me!! never had such a good reason for telling people what to do and not doing it myself!
we hope to move at the end of the month...

well hope you all have a good night and talk soon,

love,

lenny
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Hi all...Good luck with your op today Lyra.Hope those recovering from ops are feeling fine too. Take it easy Tracy.
Hi Anne...exciting looking for wedding outfits. And great that you can pick and chose what you wear now, I would deffo go for a low neck. I work in the educational sector too and its quite physical, being on your feet all day and 'bending' over young ones etc. so thats the reason I'm giving myself enough time to get just right.
I know what you mean about the guilt thing...I feel that too, but we shouldn't be feeling that way....so just get yourself right and then think about the work thing. My headteacher needed to know so she could sort out September staffing..thats why I had to think about it!

Karen I haven't heard of zoladex injections so can't help you there, but good luck with your diep on the 20th...I think the surgeons are being kept busy this summer with all the recons...heheheehe
Hi to everyone else healing from their ops....take it easy.

Have a good day
Helenxx

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Anne - I work within early years education too. I used to manage a private day nursery for 10 years, but am now a development coordinator working with Hampshire county council and the National Childminding Asssociation. I make sure that everyone works to the welfare standards, work with ofsted to raise standards, acredit people etc etc etc.

You concentrate on yourself right now, don't let work even enter your mind

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Evening all - too late to catch Lyra, but hope all goes ok for her.

Tracy, how about you having Mr R. Isn't he amazing, and such a gentleman.

Hi Helen, I'm ok thanks, still get a bit tight here and there, but now managing to sleep a little on my sides and hopefully soon on my front. Trouble is when you start feeling better you're inclined to overdo it. Took my mum and daughter shopping today and overdid the lugging, but have had a lovely week - daughter's wedding dress fitting and soon going to start looking for my outfit (low neckline of course!)

I feel guilty about the work bit - I used to manage a pre-school and gave up when I faced round two with BC and haven't worked since. I now feel that I need to get back to something, heaven knows what, but the old brain matter is in desperate need of being pushed a bit.

Cant help Karen re. zoladex - maybe try ringing consultant's sec. - good luck for the 20th - and not long now Heidi.

Cheers everyone
Anne x

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Good luck Lyra, will be thinking of you.

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Hi everyone

Thanks for all the good wishes - they mean a lot. Am just off to hospital now (crikey!!!). Just trying to keep myself "grounded". Will keep you posted.

Much love

Lyra xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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Hi Ladies

I have been reading your thread with interest and its lovely of you to all be so honest. I am due surgery on 20th July Diep I am at present having Zoladex injections my next one due on the day of surgery no-one seems to know what to do about this and Ive been told to wait until pre-op meeting 14th July but I then seem to be running out of time for getting it done if its needed to be done before. Has anyone else had this problem?

Love and hugs

Karen

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Hi everyone

Lyra - sending you lots of love and all the best for the op, hope it goes really well.

Tracy, hi, I'm so jealous of you for having had your op filmed. (I asked but was told no!) Like you, I'd definately want to see it as I'm fascinated about what took 8 hours to do (all the micro surgery etc) although I had googled loads of images beforehand so nothing was a shock. Hope someone will be able to walk your dog - sounds so sweet.

Just wanted to add a bit about returning to work. I'm now beginning week 9 post op (diep) and healing going well (saw consultant yesterday who picked off all remaining scabbing from all the scars!! Bit sore but glad she did it as I wouln't have). I've been told by 3 surgeons that it's not unreasonable to take 12 weeks (more if needed) due to the op which after all is 'major'. At week 9, I just don't feel I'm quite there and my boss (a psychiatrist) said that a lot of people rush back and although they may feel physically ready, not always mentally/emotionally prepared. He also made the point, "obviously once you're back to work, you can't just 'go for a kip', put you feet up, relax etc, you need to be 'up to full speed'". Must admit, I set myself back a couple of weeks after getting mild wound infection, trying to do 'too much too soon!'

Good luck to everyone awaiting ops and 'happy healing' to those in recovery! Lots of love to everyone. Cathy

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Morning girls...Lyra I think most of us had to go in the day before. I was 'drawn' on and photographed by my plastic surgeon and had pre-op stuff done too. Good luck with the op Lyra...just think this time next week you might be out and posting again on here. Let us know how you go on.
My job is quite physical too, and although I can walk much more now without tiring, the tummy is still stiff and pulls ...so I personally won't be going back until I feel on top form. I don't want to have off again because I went back too soon.
So Tracy you give your boss that shock and let him know that when you are ready is the time you will be back!!! You sound really upbeat Tracy....go girl!
Hi Helen how is your op doing, is it recovering ok?
Lenny hope you haven't had anymore nasty 'oozing' from your wound and its 2nd time lucky!
Hi Christina...how you doing...hope your boy is feeling a bit happier.
Hey Sarah....one of the girls on another thread went to 'take that' and she had a wow of a time too. Good for you...bet you were kn*ckered....but what a buzz. Rest up.
Hey there Heidi...think you are the next!! Is it just 3 weeks now? Not long to go eh!
Hi Anne are you out and about like a good un now. Have you got a time scale for going back to work yet? Hope things are ok with you.

A dull but nice day here....oops shouldn't have said that the suns gone in now....bummer!!

take care all
Helenxx

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Hi Sarah and Lyra,

Hope all goes well for you on Thursday Sarah, I also had to go into hospital the night before, which was quite lucky as they had a BRA meeting that evening and I was able to go and meet some of their previous reconstruction patients who give up their time to do a 'show and tell' at the meetings. It was very encouraging to meet these wonderful ladies and see the fantastic results of their surgery. Not one of them had any regrets and they all seemed full of confidence and enjoying life to the max (including running the London marathon in one case).

Lyra, I was given some excercise and information sheets by my physio before I left hospital, and there was a paragraph on returning to work which advised that you take between 8 - 12 weeks off after this kind of surgery. I am not medically trained, but as your op involved moving muscle from your abdomen, I would take more than 8 weeks off. I certainly plan to take at least 8 weeks off as my job is very physical. Unfortunately for me, I work with a lady who has had a straight foward 'boob job' which only required 3 weeks off and my boss is presuming my op is the same and I will be back in 5 - 6 weeks, so he is in for a bit of a shock.

Anyway, I am about to go back to bed - my Yorkie is whining for me to take him out for a long walk, but, like my boss he is in for a bit of a shock too!!!

Hope you all have a good day,

Love and best wishes,

Tracy xxxx

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Hi everyone
Welcome to our group Lyra. I'm sure everything will go well tomorrow and you will be back with us soon.
Tracy - welcome back and glad your op went well. I had the TRAM op eight weeks ago tomorrow and I'm still waiting for my tummy to stop feeling stiff! Isn't it strange the difference between what you get told to do after the op? Tracy has to wear a binder and I think Anne said she did too whereas Lenny and I didn't.

For those that have had the tummy op, how long have you been told you would need to have of work?I know the tummy op is a longer recovery than the LD. 8 weeks tomorrow and I don't feel near ready to go back yet.

I had an exciting night on Saturday - I went to see Take That at Wembley. A few weeks ago I thought I wouldn't be able to make it as there would be too much walking ! I went with friends on the train to Wembley and we had seats so at least I could sit down when I needed to. (Everyone was standing up and I was like a yo-yo up and down !). On Sunday I could hardly keep my eyes open when I was watching the tennis but it was worth it.

Did anyone watch the programme on Sky1 with Dawn Porter the last 2 nights about breast cancer ?

Whoops thought I had lost my posting then so I'm going now !
Hope everyone is well
Sarah
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Hi everyone

It's good to hear you feel so positive about your op Tracey, although understandably a bit sore. I am having the same op on Thursday, but have to go into hospital tomorrow. All feels a bit weird - as though time is dragging, yet running out at the same time!

Best wishes ro everyone, and Lenny I hope you're feeling better with each passing day,

Lyra xxxxxx

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Hi again,

Anne, I had Mr. Ramakrishnan after all, Mr. Dwulski was ill that day (or at Wimbledon). I'm quite pleased I had Mr. R, as he has a 98% success rate. He has actually devised another recon method called a 'TUG' where they use the fat from the thighs. To be honest, I would love to see the DVD, wonder if they'll have it at BlockBuster!

Not long until your op now Heidi, are you having the LD? As Nell explained the DIEP uses the stomach fat so you get the tummy tuck at the same time.

Nell, I'm glad that your tummy gradually feels a bit 'loser', I shall invest in some big, firm knickers when I can get out. I'm hoping I can get rid of the binder when I go for my follow up.

Hope you all have a pleasant evening, it's great to be back.

Love,

Tracy xxxx

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Great to see you back Tracy....and a film star no less. Did they pay you for it though?? mmmmmmm I think not. Your tummy will feel tight. Like Anne says...my tummy feels like its pulling everytime I get up from having sat down for any length of time. Its still a funny feeling...but you'll get used to it. Take it really easy....pamper , pamper and more pamper!! You will probs want to lie in on a morning as well ...sleep when you feel you want, evenually the energy levels will pick up....but don't rush it.
take care Tracy
Hi Anne, hope you're ok too.
The diep is where the fatty tissue is taken from the tummy, but not the muscle Heidi.
Helenxxx

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Not sure if that posted or not,

welcome back Tracey - good for you, you sound happy. can't remember what the diep is though - doh!!!

Time now for you to put your feet up and rest, wishing you a speedy recovery.

Does that mean its my turn next??!!! whooppee!!!

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Hi Tracy

So pleased it all went well and sounds worth the wait with such expensive equipment!! Who did you have in the end? and do you get to see the film of it all (will you want to??)

Tummy will feel tight for quite some time. Mine still has times when it feels pulled. I wore the binder until I had the follow-up then went into hold-it-in-all knickers which still help at times.

Make sure you rest up, let everyone else pamper you for a while and good to have you back.

Cheers
Anne x

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Hi Girls,

I'm back!!! Literally got home about an hour ago!! The dog has gone mad, the poor little mite was pining for me.

Anyway, the op went well and I had the DIEP which I am really pleased with. I had a different surgeon in the end, as mine was not well. He used a new piece of micro-surgery equipment for the first time called The Da Vinci (a snip at £1.4m) and the op was filmed and I may be interviewed - fame at last! - page 3 of the Lancet!!

I do feel a bit sore round the stomach and it also feels quite tight - I expect this is normal? I am wearing a binder, which is a bit of a pain but does support well.

Hope you're all ok, it's lovely to be back I've missed you all!

Love and best wishes,

Tracy xxxxxxxx

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Hi all...Lyra not long to wait now. I understand that feeling of loss even though you are going to get it replaced straight away...not many people understood that you still have to go through the step of mourning the loss of a breast, before you can take on board and appreciate the fact that you still have 2 breasts. Its a funny thing, but we have all taken this a step at a time and its almost like you miss out a step, which might 'throw' you a bit...but ultimately its a good thing.You are bound to be nervous, but once you are asleep all you have to do is wake up and its done, over with!! try and think of it that way......Ask away any questions. Button up light cotton pjs are a good idea.

Hi Lenny....glad to see you back and posting. I hope it is still healing ok for you. Not long till you move house now....have you practised your hand signal, for directing everyone???? teeheee
Heidi you sound like you are raring to go....thats brilliant!!!Its great you won't have to worry about the kids for a full 2 weeks anyway!
Hope the recovery is going well with you Tracy...take it easy!
Hey Anne hope you are having a nice gentle time with your mum.......
Opportunity to do lots of catch up....
Hi Christina, Sarah and Helen how are things with you all, good I hope.
Have a nice day
Helenxxx

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Hi all

Lyra - everyone on here has told me i am having the ld flap (is that right girls???) Skin and muscle from either back or tummy and implant under muscle. I am not very up on all the abbreviations i am afraid!

Funnily enough i didn't feel overly upset about losing my breast BEFORE i lost it, and was fine during radiotherapy, it has been since then that i have struggled. I think from diagnosis i just wanted the cancer cut out and gone, and if that meant removing my breast then so be it. You will be bypassing the no breast stage, but even with immediate recon you have to learn to adapt and allow all of the emotions to sink in day by day. Not sure about the rest of you, but i reckon it takes a full year to come to terms with things. My full year is up on 11 August, and with my recon i just want to put this year behind me.

Me and my daughter Meg are doing the race for life this Sunday in Southampton. We did it together last year, I was waiting for results of the lumpectomy at the time and didn't know that i then had breast cancer, therefore it feels even more poignant this year. My friends and family are all doing it with me, and most of us with our daughters and we have raised so much money. I think that Meg (my 10 yr old daughter)thinks that if we raise enough money, that it will stop me being poorly again. bless her.

ANYWAY, I THOUGHT BEING DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER WAS BAD...... MY DISHWASHER IS BROKEN!!! What am i going to do!! How will I cope?? How long will it take me to come to terms with losing it and washing up by hand!! hee hee

Love and hugs all round
Heidi xxxxx

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Hi

Thanks for the warm welcome. I am a bit nervous of the op, a bit incredulous really - I keep getting a shock when I think in a few days time.. and part of me still doesn't believe any of this is happening at all, that it must all be one big dream/nightmare.

I do have some good support, mainly from friends, and my partner has been there through all meetings etc. I am also lucky because he has very little work at the moment (thought that might turn into a worry), so he is around to take care of children/house matters. My children are all teenagers, so should be relatively self sufficient -except for when they are together and then it can get fractious!! So I do have the luxury when I finish work on Tuesday, of just concentrating on myself, and don't have to worry about young children and all the organisation around taking care of them.

Apart from moments of terror at the thought of it, I have also had some times during the past week when I have just felt so profoundly sad about losing my breast. I'm sure that's normal, but all the meetings with consultants and pre-ops etc., and getting caught up in all that stuff, distracts in a way from the loss involved in all of this...

I've spent a bit of time this afternoon getting some music together to listen to in hospital - presume they allow ipods?!! As long as I don't start singing along to it!! My 15 year old daughter warned me when I told her what I was doing, to not put sad songs on it. She's taken charge by putting some music on it herself for me!!

I hope all has been repaired for you Lenny and you can resume your recovery. Some extra pampering must be due for going through all of that.

Is it Tracey who is currently having her op? And Heidi are you having the diep flap recon or the LD flap?

Good to "hear" your voice Nell. I don't know how you keep track of everyone's names and what stage they're at! (Apologies if I've misnamed anyone or used "internet" names instead of real ones). You must be quite a few weeks since your op now - hope you are recovering well and enjoying life again.

Warm wishes to all,

Lyra x

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Hi everyone and welcome Lyra

Good to have you back Lenny, what a shame it wasn't all straight forward, hope you will properly be on the mend now. Have you moved house yet?

Hope everyone else ok, got limited time on the laptop cos my two little monkeys want to go on here!

Lyra- wishing you lots of luck, yes it does feel surreal, I felt as if i was watching myself go through the motions of it all, your emotions play catch up afterwards i think, but just take it a day at a time. Hope that you have lots of support.

4 weeks 1 day till my op, soooooooooooooooooooo excited now. My hubby is not allowed compassionate leave - they said he would only get it if a parent died!! Anyway, we have hatched a cunning plan. We are going to get my dr to sign him off with stress for 2 weeks. That way the children won't be passed from person to person when I am in hospital as that would really stress me out worrying about them. He can then look after them, and help me for a few days once i get home. After that I amy going to have to tie them to a chair for the rest of the summer holidays!!!

Lots of love to you all. Bit windy down here today, but going to take the kids swimming later (I absolutely hate doing it cos I feel very self conscious in a swimming costume, the prothesis either soaks up all the water and ends up somewhere by my belly button), but its important that I still do stuff like swim with the kids.

HUGS ALL ROUND

Heidi xxxxx

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Hi everybody - especially to Lyra, welcome and hope we can all be of help to you. It is a big decision, but am sure you'll be over the moon with the result.

Glad you're all sorted Lenny and back home resting.

I have my 82 year old mum staying with me this week, not quite sure who is the fittest sometimes! so good excuse to rest up a bit.

Best wishes to everone.
Cheers
Anne x

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Hi there Lyra..nice to chat again. Glad you have joined us. Its not long to wait now is it. Your ps sounds to have got things moving quite quickly. You're bound to be a bit nervous, but I'm guessing glad that it will be over with soon. I had the mastectomy and immediate recon....I didn't go through the same steps that some of the other girls on here have. But everyone is happy and satisfied with the result. Heidi has her op in another few weeks! But Tracy had hers just last week and is recovering. We are all at different stages so will be able to answer some of your questions.
Good luck this Thursday Lyra.
Morning to all..hope your weekend and recoveries are good.
catch ya later
Helenxx

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Hi

I hope you don't mind me joining this thread, I know it has been going for some time and you all seem to know each other so well and be so supportive. I have been reading it over the past couple of weeks and found you all so a good source of info for me, as I shall be having a mastectomy and immed recon using the diep flap this coming thursday (9th July). I initially posted comments on a "DCIS and mastectomy" thread and then "Diep v LD recon", but now I feel I am at a different stage.

Feeling positive about having the diep flap recon, but as the time draws nearer, more and more scared. It all still feels a bit surreal.

Warm wishes to everyone at various stages of recovery, and with all the various concerns,

Lyra x

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hi everyone,

i' m back again, got out yesterday evening, thank goodness. i had to be opened up completely and some skin cut away, check everything ok inside and then stitched up again. it was a bigger op than they thought hence the drain and staying in 2 nights. apparently it was all very inflamed but no infection. i feel as though i've gone backwards in my recovery but it is good to be rid of the yukky stuff that was coming out....sorry if this is too graphic!!!

you all sound well and moving forward... it must be the result of all this nice weather. isn't cool that sarah and i almost know each other.... well we do now but incredible that there is already a connection unrelated to cancer.

well everyone keep doing what you're doing to get well and enjoy life. i'm resting and resting and it is boring... but all is well that ends well,

thanks for all your well wishes...

lots of love,

lenny
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Morning girls...Hi Lenny and Tracy and Helen...hope your op recoveries are going well. Let us know how you are going on Tracy....but take it easy and rest up. Lenny poor you , did they have to open you up again or restitch your wound? Do hope things are going more smoothly for you now, you deserve it...and rest, rest and more rest! Hey Helen...did the surgeon level up your other breast and give you a nipple on the other...I'm just asking because I think thats the next step for me...hope you are taking it easy too.

Well Heidi one week less than last week...hope your numbers come up today...what a boost that would be eh!!
Hi Anne how goes it with your tummy and boob? I've sorted out when I'm going back to work...but its not for a long while yet. I'm Still waiting for an ultrasound appointment....thats the name of this game eh!
Hi Christina and Sarah has it been so long since both your ops. Thats gone really quick hasn't it? How is your son Christina, a bit happier I hope. Its a great feeling to wear 'normal' clothes or even to just have the choice of clothes that you wear...good for you with the v.necks.Sarah what a great coincidence meeting Lennys parents, and thanks for the continued update of Lenny. How are you doing love, are you progressing well?

Lovely day today after the much needed downpour of yesterday!
Going to the hairdressers to have my hair 'painted' today! So will catch up with you all later...take care.
Helenxxx

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Hi all, Poor Lenny having to stay in hospital longer then expected so soon after her diep op too. Sarah please send her my love and a speedy recovery.
Wonder how Tracy is, i hope she is as pleased as we all were at waking up to see her new boob. Be good to see her back on here again safe and sound.
Helen 2 how are you after your op? Does it look fantastic to be all matched up now? Is it as painful as the first one or much easier to get over. You know our bodies really are amazing what they cope with.
Heidi i will be watching the lotto again tomorrow night, lets hope our numbers don't come up then. Please.
Anne, hoe are you now, must seem like ages since your op. I know it does for me time goes so quickly doesn't it.
I can't beleive it will be 8 weeks Monday since mine.Hoping in August to have second op to match up as by then i will have had the 5 expansions he plans. Really weird watching your boob swell up like a football.
Bought some v neck t shirts yesterday, first time in 2 years, that felt so good today to wear one again and have a cleavage.
Hope you are all doing well and thank you all again for being the fantastic supports you have been. Thank you xxxx CHRISTINA

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Lenny update - had a text from her and she is ok but they kept her in last night and may keep her tonight as well. She has a drain in.

Got to tell you about an amazing coincidence. Lenny and I have discovered that her parents know my father-in-law and they actually came to my house 5 years ago to visit him when he was staying with us recovering from a heart bypass. SMALL WORLD !!!

Love to all
sarah
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Hi girls...You poor thing Lenny..hope your wound is resorted without any comebacks this time. Annoying though eh! Tracy really really hope things went just fine on Wednesday!All you need to do is recover now......take it easy!
Oh Heidi, we didn't win anything...aw well next time...are you still doing count down?
Hey there Helen how goes it with you after your op..hope your recovery it working out well too!!
Hi Anne how is the tummy? I,m walking much more now, but still have to 'peel' myself from a chair if I sit down too long! get stiff!
Hi Sarah and Christina hope all is recovering well for you both too!
Its just a bit too hot isn't it? I enjoyed my time away, very peaceful!
Enjoy the good weather while it lasts!
Helenxx

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Good luck for tomorrow Lenny, getting him to do any other bits whilst you're under?? Can see why people go for plastic surgery now hehe. Look forward to having you back in a couple of days.
Cheers
Anne x

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Good luck Tracy. No one can be more nervous then i was the night before my op. We have all been through so much it's only natural to be nervous. But believe me when you wake up you will be so pleased at what these fantastic surgeons have given you back.It really is the most fantastic pick me up you can possible have.They look after you so well too. So please sleep well and just think this time next week you will be back on this site bursting with excitement at the thought of all those new clothes with low cleavages you can buy.I'll be thinking of you tomorrow and i'll say a prayer for you tonight.

Lenny, sorry you have to go back for your op. I am sure it will all be ok and you will feel much better for having everything sorted and closed.

Hope you are all enjoying this hot weather but not getting too burnt. Supposed to get even hotter before the week is out. We picked the right time to have our ops didn't we girls?

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Re: DIEP booked 18 April - EEek

tracy.... you can do this and just remember it is all worth it!! even now i think so....

look forward to hear you soon, singing the praises of the new boob,

love lenny

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Hi girls, Thanks for all your good wishes - am getting a bit anxious now which wasn't helped by my boss kissing me on the cheek and saying to me as I left '5 or 6 weeks that's all you've got off!' he was smiling, so I presume he was pulling my leg.

Lenny, I'm sorry you've had to have more surgery done and I hope all goes well - let us know how you get on.

Well I guess I'll be away for a few days, think of me sweltering in a hot hospital ward!!!

Love and best wishes,

Tracy xxx

hezb
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Re: DIEP booked 18 April - EEek

Oh lenny so sorry to hear that will be thinking of you wednesday.
Good luck Tracy for tommorow look forward to hearing from you
love to all Helen2XX

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Re: DIEP booked 18 April - EEek

Oh no Lenny - not want you want to go through. I will try and phone you later or tomorrow.
Sitting in at the moment watching the tennis as I got too hot outside. It's lovely all this sitting around not doing much but I have discovered a problem when you step onto the scales - the pounds are creeping on !!!
love to all
Sarah
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Lenny - oh no!! Think I just somehow reported your comment!!!Don't know how, thought I pressed submit!! SORRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!! If the mediator person reads this thread i didn't mean to do it!!

Am all so flustered now that i forgot what i wanted to write - was wishing Lenny and tracy luck!

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Re: DIEP booked 18 April - EEek

hi everyone,

just wanted you all to know that i went to see surgeon today and he has decided that i have to go in on wednesday to have my tummy wound re-done! it will be day surgery just wish it was all over.....

well hope you are enjoying the heatwave,

love

lenny
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Re: DIEP booked 18 April - EEek

Hiya

Shame about lotto!! maybe next time?

Tracy, all the very best for tomorrow and will be thinking of you. Don't work too hard today either - chill.

Hope everyone had a good weekend.
Cheers
Anne x

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Hi Girls,

Feel a whole lot better today, I did go to work after all - I kept brooding over the incident and needed to do something to take my mind off of it, so I got loads done and it will be a lot easier for me tomorrow to finish off the rest of my list of jobs!

Hope you've all had a good weekend, looks a bit like a storm is a brewing though!

Tracy xxxxxxx

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We only got one number - number 9!

bum

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Lenny
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Re: DIEP booked 18 April - EEek

watching bruce springstein as i write... can't imagine having the energy to be in the crowd!!

tracy you should not have to keep your thoughts to yourself.... this warped world has the decent, honest and just people thinking they are wrong. you were right and they were wrong and mean and horrible... i agree with helen don't let them get to you and rob you of quality time before your op.. rest tomorrow in the sun.

i take it we didn't win..... o well. i've had a nice day on the outside but it is hard sometimes what everyone wants you to be when on the inside you are just not the same.....

hope you all have a good sunday,

love,

lenny
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hezb
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Re: DIEP booked 18 April - EEek

oh no Tracy that is awful!! you must of felt so embarrassed i would of been so upset if someone had called my mum that!! unfortunately there are some very ignorant people! please dont let them get you down they are really not worth it! and dont go to work tommorow you need a nice relaxing day will do you good before the operation. Heidi do hope our numbers come up really need a break away!
missing Helens post today hope your having a lovely time. lots of love to you all Helen2XX