Is it strange to say we’re excited to have a surgery day? After so much waiting and so many decisions, it’s good to have this big step on the schedule. We’re also glad that we got in earlier that we might have had to wait.
Friday, September 18 is the big day.
We did decide on a reconstruction option, the DIEP Flap. You can read the details of this surgery, and the truly brave of heart can watch a 1 hour video with play-by-play of it being done (warning: parts are hard to watch).
It will take 8-10 hours at Baylor Regional Medical Center of Plano. Then she will spend 4-5 days in the hospital.
There’s not a lot to do before then, but Holly is working out hard to do her best to get her body ready for surgery. School has started and life is busy with welcome distractions from cancer-world for now.
Jamie will be leaving for Uganda Monday and getting back the day before her surgery. More about that later though…