Post-Op Post

It’s official!!  Farewell to my nipples, along with the potentially deadly tissue that classifies my family as a high-risk statistic for breast cancer diagnosis.

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I am feeling fantastic, thanks predominately I image to an array of medication being pumped through me via the drip.

I may read this in a day or two and wonder how on earth I managed to string some sentences together, so at risk of truly messing up with some weird kind of rambling, I thought I’d provide a video blog update.

Hopefully this works!  From my hospital bed just now, I somehow fumbled my way through setting up a Previvor You Tube Channel.  Let’s see if I did it right!!

I really do appreciate everyone coming along this journey with me.

I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments area below, if this little video blog works for you, let me know.

Love Yas xxxx

 

10 thoughts on “Post-Op Post

    • Love it Stinky. Can’t wait to spend some time with you too. It’s the next big thing for me this year and something amazing to look forward to.

  1. Wow… you look fantastic and hats off to you for doing what you have done. I lost my bestie two and a half years ago to breast cancer, she was 40 years old.. I hope that her daughter is this brave if she ever needs to be, I think your story will help women like her to make a decision that could save their lives one day. Thank you for allowing me to witness your journey.. x

    • Thank you Kellie,
      I’m so sorry to hear that you lost your bestie to cancer at such a young age.

      You’re right, I do really hope that by sharing my journey, it will in some small save someone from having to go through what so many of my family members have faced.

      Take care
      Yas
      xxxx

    • Thanks Lisa, I’m having a dream run so far, let’s hope there’s not some crazy video in the future where I’m wigging out a little!!! Although, if that does happen, I’ll be crazy enough to share it as a part of the journey.

  2. Love the video and your attitude! I had a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy in 2005 and have since had a total hysterectomy due to my BRCA1+ status. My oldest sister Karen was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 33 years old and passed away a year and a few months later. My older sister Kristy was first diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 21 years old and then again at 28. She was diagnosed with secondary cancers over the following years in her tongue, cheek, and throat and ultimately passed due to the throat cancer at the age of 40. Not a day goes by that I do not feel thankful to have had the opportunity to stop this thing before it starts. That being said, it is sometimes difficult to find a place to “fit in” after this surgery. Most of the other women I know that have had this surgery have also had cancer and that is an experience I only know from the caregiver’s viewpoint so I don’t pretend to have any idea of what they have been through. I have friends who have breast implants because they didn’t like theirs or ones who often complain about the size or shape of their breasts after having children and I can’t relate to that view either because I’m thinking, Hey, you got nipples- don’t hate, appreciate! Having women like you speak out helps me to find people who can relate to my journey and remind me again of why it is so important for women to be proactive in the health of their bodies. Thanks for sharing your story!

    • Tanya,
      Thank you for your comment. I’m so sorry to hear about your two sisters. There are 3 girls in our family too and I’m the first to do this, with another sister preparing for hers later this year. We are very fortunate to be able to ‘cheat’ the disease by removing our breasts. Much like you, I don’t know the level of bravery and courage that those who suffer from the disease have, they’re absolutely incredible with the fight they endure. Like you, I have no nipples and while I haven’t seen what it looks like yet, I am so thankful that I’ll never be diagnosed, that I’m really OK without them. I like to remind myself the reason behind this decision and I feel very comforted when I think this way. Thank you for your support.
      xxxx

  3. Yas, great to see you and that you feel so well, thank you Leigh for finally relenting and letting Yas do her video blog to let everyone know how she is. Hoping that your recovery continues to go well and I am sure there may be a crazy video or two before this journey ends. Look forward to hearing more from you and of course catching up with you after everything settles. xxxxx

    • Thanks Denise, I’m really glad Leigh relented too, I did get to the stage of begging!!

      I’m sure there will be a few more video blog posts, it’s much easier to do than trying to type a quick update up.

      I’ve got a very funny video of a little pre-interview with the girls, I can’t wait to share that one!!

      Take care and thanks for your support.

      Yas
      xxxx

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