I am a survivor

I was diagnosed in November of 2007. In February of 2008, I had a mastectomy and TRAM flap reconstruction. My road to recovery has been a bumpy one. Complications seem to like me. After I had my nipple reconstruction, I was looking down at my breasts and said, "These don't match." My husband looked at me and said, "It doesn't matter. You're alive." That brought everything into perspective. The blood clot, the months on coumidin, wearing compression hose for two years, an allergy to an adhesive I had never been allergic to before, and two very mismatched breasts. Which, I've been told, will match eventually or come pretty close. I have two grand-nieces ages 1&4 and I have a granddaughter who is 11. I pray every day that they won't have to worry about getting breast cancer. That's why I click every day. Elly's Gramma Essex Junction, VT
Victoria Brown
Essex Junction, VT