Surgery is finally scheduled! It looks like the date is set for August 10th. Heather will have an all-day pre-operation appointment on the 9th of August and then go into surgery on the 10th. Heather's mom, Ann Marie, is planning to come down after surgery to help around the house and take care of Heather. There's nothing better than having your mommy around when you are recovering!
Of course, there is a great deal of unknown and fear involved with the removal of Heather's breasts, but the good thing is that the cancer is getting removed with them! This will be the first of two surgeries, as the plastic surgeon will place tissue expanders this time around and then the silicon implants during the next surgery. Too much information? Probably!
The next two weeks we will continue to work and keep things as "normal" as possible before the surgery. Work helps a great deal to keep our minds off of things. We have also continued to spend a great deal of time with friends who have been spectacular about making sure we don't have too much down time to get "low". We love you guys! Thanks for making this journey barable.
Shane & Heather