I scheduled my surgery today. I will be having a mastectomy AND a reconstruction on Aug. 30th. It turns out that the reconstruction is covered by insurance. I will probably have to stay overnight in the hospital. I am planning to take two weeks off from work to recover.
About a month after the surgery (to heal), I will have 30 sessions of radiation. I will need to go Monday through Friday for six weeks. The sessions themselves will only be a few minutes long. The main side effects are fatigue and skin irritation.
Emily is stressed out by the thought of helping to care for me after my surgery. Please pray that she will be able to cope well with the entire situation.
Thank you all for your continued prayers.