I have just come out the other side of the rabbit hole. In September, 2002, I had a mastectomy. If you’ve read my book, you know it was a horrific experience that I equate to being alone in the deepest, darkest hole. On November 23, 2010, I had a second, preventative mastectomy and I equate this experience to being in a sun filled meadow of flowers and sweet breezes, with family and friends surrounding me.
The first surgery was performed while I was an inmate in our local jail. The second was performed at the Virginia Piper Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. I have come full circle. It’s only been two weeks and I admit I don’t feel fantastic, but I know it is a miracle that I am alive. There were so many things the jail denied for my healing and comfort. This time, I was stunned with the attention and details to make sure I was cared for in every way so the healing would begin immediately.
I won’t go into the past experience. I just want to celebrate this one. David was with me. Gina’s mother was there as well as other precious friends. The doctors and nurses were compassionate and caring. I live in gratitude for coming full circle from the darkness into the light. The pathology report was perfect and I know I will live a long and healthy life, dedicated to GINA’s Team.
I would like to write more about this, but I seem to be experiencing anesthesia brain. My fingers and my brain are not working together very smoothly. I just want to thank all of you for your your prayers and messages of love and light. There are not enough words to express my gratitude.