One Month Update

Hey y’all! It’s been a while! I have a couple updates for you.

First of all it’s been one month today since my surgery! Time is flying. Feeling great!

Last Friday I went to get my hair colored for the first time since around Thanksgiving. When I went to pay for it my friend told me someone already had. Literally wanted to cry. Happy tears that is. I just feel so lucky with all the love I have gotten so far.

Last week I had my first tissue expander fill. It sounds crazy but it actually is pretty cool! Here is what they use to fill the expanders.

Basically they take a needle and insert it in your skin (not as painful as it sounds) into the tissue expander and use saline and fill the expander up. It’s a fast process. And my girl at Dr Unger’s office rocks. So no pain at all.

Today I went in and had the last fill. So now I’ll be rocking these expanders for about a year. Since I’m having radiation after chemo they want me to wait 6 months after radiation to have the surgery where they will replace the expander with a silicone implant.

Today I also had an echo of my heart to make sure it’s healthy enough for chemo. They told me it was perfectly healthy. Little victories y’all! I have been having some severe “Scanxiety”.

I meet with my oncologist on Thursday and should have a plan to get a port put in for chemo and a plan on when to start the chemo.

Honestly I’m ready to start it so I can get these next few months behind me.

Just wanted to update on the little bit of info I have right now.

I’m ready for this! Bring. It. On. 💪🏻

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I was diagnosed with Stage IIIA Grade 2, HR/PR positive HER2 negative breast cancer at age 31. I am now NED!

27 thoughts on “One Month Update”

  1. You got this girl. The “C” word is scary especially when you are young. You have such a positive outlook. You ha e many people taking this journey with you.
    One survivor to another. Stay positive no matter how icky you feel it will all be worth it in the end.


  2. I feel you on the hair game. I am
    Just ready to be able to wash mine on my own again. 😂 until then dry bar here I come…

    Prayers lifted for you! You’ve got this.


  3. Stay strong and positive! Praying for you, Ray, your family and every medical person involved in your care. Thanks for sharing. Big 🤗 !


  4. Sending you good vibes. I think of you often. Scan anxiety is REAL! My hub and I go thorugh it for him every 3 months. Keep #fightingTHEfight And for those that paid for you hair. God Bless them. Shake that do and be sassy. Prayers for you!


  5. Soooo proud of you! Keep up your positive attitude sweetie! Here’s to more & sending prayers, love & healthy vibes sweet lady! You’ve got this 🤗💗😻👍🤘🙏


  6. Love reading your posts! You’re so optimistic and such a great advocate for women w/ breast cancer! Definitely an inspiration!! Praying for you!

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  7. I was 25 when I was diagnosed. I’m 27 now and doing great. The port decision for me was one of the hardest. I ended up getting what’s called an invisiport. It goes in your arm and tunnels up your chest to sit in the same place a port does but you don’t have the big port access sitting right on your chest. I really liked it!

    Stay strong! No bad days!

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      1. It was sore when it was initially put in but it got better as time went on. The only draw back to me was I was the first patient in my area to use this type of port. So the nurses were unfamiliar with it. It took a couple of tries each chemo for them to access it BUT I’m also a nurse so I knew some tricks and we made it work. Overall, i was so happy I did it and now the removal scar is on my arm and not my chest. I have pics but I can’t upload them here. Lol


      2. Ok so humble brag. NBD. Google That’s their website with all the info. Also if you click on about invisiport and then Brittany’s success story, that’s me. 🙂


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