The Healing Process
Some have gone the long rout of a full mastectomy, where others have done only a lumpectomy. Either way, both have their long routes to recovery. Any sort of surgery warrants pain from incisions, to tissue healing from stitches to the full removal of the breast. The body goes through different sensations in the healing process, that many are not sure of what they feel physically because of the unknowns after surgery. There is allot of confusion of what is a normal pain and what is something to be worried about post surgery.
Even through the pain and the uncertainty, there is much gratitude towards the surgeons and people who are part of the healing process afterwards. Many are happy to be here to take one day at a time and know that they are survivors of an illness that has not taken their all, they still have tons of life to live and for that they know each day is a gift. Without the large group of supporters and survivors out there that have traveled down the same road to recovery, many would be alone not knowing what to expect without other courageous stories being told. It’s the human spirit that gets us through hard times and its those who support us through those hard times that get us to the healing process.
By Kimberly Claus
Healing Post-Surgery-3 months later, November 16,2011 http://thebreastblog.
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