Monday, February 15, 2010

remove-a boob-a versary?

I Don't have a good word for today, but it's an anniversary of sorts. 2 years since my mastectomy. Mastectoversary? Surge-versary? Remove-a-Boob-aversary?? Thoughts?

Thanks for reading all my blethering over the years.... there is always more for me to say with regard to cancer.... bloggy readers... I can't quit uuuuuu!
Turns out it is the wedding anniversary for a couple of friends, a birthday for another, and a cancer diagnosis anniversary for one of my Cancer pals...

March 1? First meeting with a plastic surgeon about getting a new boob done!
Today? Lots of work to do after a long-ish weekend (I got one day off anyway!)
How did we celebrate? On the 13th we had our annual dinner at my old work place Lo Presti's. We ate there 2 years ago for my last meal before surgery... which happened to be our first Valentine's day date ever!
We tend to hate all the trappings of Valentine's Day and our first Valentine's day was a mess, (celebrated on the 13th "Anti-Valentine's Day" with me sending the "ugliest bouquet ever") so Anti- Valentine's day things are our gig anyway.

Happy Cancerversary to meee!


Anonymous said...

What plastic surgeon are you seeing?

Noёlle Smith said...

I am seeing a Dr Hynes in Hamilton. My surgeon says he is a good choice for implants.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for answering, if you decide after you meet him that you would like a second opinion, ask for a referral to Dr. Patterson. He is off of James on Duke St. he is an amazing gifted plastic surgeon, with some pretty unique suturing methods exclusive to him, that ensures minimal scarring.
He is well sought after, so it takes a while to see him, but well worth the wait.

jojo said...

Hmmm... I'm liking mastectoversary. Just celebrated my one year milestone for that. Congrats on your two year total!

I'm a lurker who hasn't been by here in awhile. I'm assuming your gene test was negative or you would have posted the news?? I am BRCA2 postive.

Since you are so involved with hair, I thought you would appreciate knowing about a growing group of women who are experiencing PERMANENT hair loss due to the chemo drug, taxotere. Some of us have moderate hair loss, some severe, and one woman hasn't a single hair on her body. Check it out on:

If you encounter others with this type of hair loss please share the web site.