Thursday, January 5, 2012

Here they are~

So, this is the first stage of reconstruction.
My boobs are out, tissue expanders are in. They are actually a really good size for a starting point.

I will make weekly trips to my plastic surgeons office starting next Friday to fill them up a little more. They are 350 ccs on each side now. I'm still hoping to be close to 500 ccs on each side by the end of the expansion period.
We'll see as we go. If they start looking obnoxious, we may stop filling early.

Expanders are generally placed too high and too hard in order to have the best tissue stretch. Mine have dents, etc, but that's normal. Hopefully once the real implants are exchanged for the expanders, they will look more soft and normal.

I'm going to post a picture. I know it may gross people out. If you're one of those people, I apologize.

The main reason I'm doing it is because there are a lot of people fighting cancer right now that are reading my blog to learn what is going to happen to them next.

I just want to show them that it's not that bad. It hurts, but it's tolerable.
I was in the hospital for less than 48 hours. I can now walk around without getting sick. I just can't lift things quite yet.

With the awesome support I have, nothing is impossible. I hope anyone on their own cancer ride has a fabulous team like I do.

You can still see my port on my right side of my chest. That will hopefully come out in August.


  1. I applaud your bravery. And your "expanders" are beautiful. :)


  2. Angela,
    You are a beautiful, strong, amazing woman. Thank you for sharing your story and inspiring so many.

  3. Wow--thank you for sharing. You look wonderful given what your body has gone through in the past few days! Wishing you a fast, pain-free recovery.

  4. You look beautiful! Your expanders are still bigger than mine! Haha! Keep on trucking. You are fabulous and awesome.


  5. Amazing, amazing, amazing. You look wonderful. So proud of you for posting this picture. I can only imagine the number of people you are saving (by encouraging exams), inspiring (by the way YOU live) and educating (with your honesty). You are an inspiration!!!!

  6. HOLY SHIT!!!!!! I was expecting Frankentits but those are some amazing tatas! Go for obnoxious. ;)

    Love you, Ang! Your attitude and spirit are an inspiration for each of us, whether we're fighting cancer ourselves, know someone who has, or haven't yet been touched by it. Awesome. Just awesome. <3

  7. Wow! Those are great ta ta's Angela. I'm impressed but wow,I cant help but think it looks so painful. You are amazing Angela. I am so very proud of your determination and wonderful outlook.

  8. So glad you posted the picture! There is no way that is gross. Your boobs look amazing already! I'm so glad you're feeling ok. Hang in there!

  9. Wow ang! Those are BEAUTIFUL boobs! =)
    I think they look amazing. You are such an amazing woman and you make me so proud!

  10. Nothing gross about those hooters girl!
    Lisa xx