Monday, June 13, 2005
"The Girls," Interrupted
Embrace this right now life while it's dripping while the flavors are excellently woesome. Take your bites with bravery and boldness since the learning and growing are here in these times, these exact right nows. Capture these times. Hold and kiss them because it will soon be very different.

Jill Scott, Musician

I thought today I would have a date set for part two of my reconstruction. Instead I had a lovely meeting with my plastic surgeon who informed me that he would be gone for six weeks and we will make these plans when I see him again in mid-August. Part of me feels captive to these expanders. In my mind, I equate this next surgery as the last major hurdle. I can now officially declare that reconstruction will likely take twice as long as actually treating the cancer. If I didn't feel so confident with this surgeon I would request a different one and move the heck on.

We had a nice talk and he is a good man who will be doing good work while he is gone. It isn't as though he will be going on a six week bender. He is involved with medical work and education all over the world. If I had heard the news of this delay a month or so ago, I think I would have cried. Maybe even sobbed. I have had this timeline set in my head since the beginning and it has been important to me to keep to it. In some ways, I think I truly have surrendered and am comfortable in this "exact right now." This way I get to enjoy a great summer and not be stuck inside recuperating from surgery again.

Life is just too darn short to worry about the small stuff. (Or small boobies)
Written by Jeannette Vagnozzi
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