At Cedars Sinai, blogging from my cell phone

29 Sep

I had surgery on Monday. Everything went well. The surgery took four hours . . . Less than half the time my last surgery took. I am recovering very well so far and expect to go home tomorrow.

I have seen my newly reconstructed breast. I am reserving judgment until things heal up. Although I am not unhappy at all with the work of my new surgeon . . . I think he did an excellent job. But, I am looking at what looks like a puzzle, literally, of my skin.

My left side will look like a breast . . .after tattooing, it will be virtually indistinguishable from a normal breast.

It is hard to imagine this result on my right side (the side that was just reconstructed). But, who knows. It is amazing that anything could be done, let alone actually achieving essentially the same size (my surgeon did achieve the size we were hoping to accomplish). So, maybe I will have this patchwork/puzzle piece look or maybe it will improve.

In any case, I am here and I am pretty much done with this reconstruction stuff. And, hopefully, done with the cancer for good.

I am really looking forward to going home tomorrow.

I have had excellent, excellent care here at Cedars Sinai. Here are a few pictures from my stay.

Thank you for your continued prayers and positive thoughts. I greatly appreciate it.

I will post pictures from my stay here at Cedars Sinai soon (I just tried to do it from my cell phone, but, apparently I can not upload photos from my phone . . . So, I will do it when I get home).

Much love,


2 Responses to “At Cedars Sinai, blogging from my cell phone”

  1. Sandy September 29, 2010 at 8:47 PM #

    Hi Lisa! It’s wonderful that you feel up to blogging so soon after surgery. What a difference from your previous experiences! I’m very excited by how well you’re doing, and I’m looking forward to seeing you soon.


  2. Shelly Haas September 30, 2010 at 5:06 AM #

    Thank you so much for sharing your progress. You and your healing have been in mind and heart and we are so grateful to share in the wonder of this new strengthening chapter for you.


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