Surgery is scheduled at 7:00 am on Tuesday to exchange my expanders for implants. As much as I don’t want to admit it, I’m a nervous-Nelly about it. Intellectually, I know that it will be fine. That it will be so much easier than the last (horrendous!) experience. However, I contend with what I believe to be the muscle memory of my lack of pain management and, well, plenty of other unmentionables after the double mastectomy and reconstruction.
One of my major coping mechanisms is hiking (Silver Lining). Hiking frees my mind and heart of tension and anxiety. So, as you can imagine, I am hiking often right now. Here are some of the images from today that brought me peace and joy. Hope they do for you!
Buzz was NOT happy when I came home smelling like this dog. As much as I wish I could take him, I can’t take a chance with his EIC. Sorry, Buzzy-Boo.
An early-morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
~Henry David Thoreau