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Story of my Healing Wound - An Apology

Posted 10-08-2014 04:09 AM by RABG

I would like to apologize to everyone who read my blog yesterday, I sounded like a petulant child.
Why did I write such stupid stuff? Fear of going back to the hospital is certainly a factor. The major factor though is trying to regain control. I was in a situation where others were trying to tell me what to do. I responded foolishly, I will try not to do it again.
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3 Health Issues That Put You at Greater Risk for Breast Cancer?

Posted 10-07-2014 06:39 PM by ChristaIB
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Every year approximately 40,000 women die from breast cancer, making it one of the leading causes of death among women. Despite medical advancements, breast cancer is still prevalent and there continues to be concern about the risk factors for it. Genes like BRCA1 and BRCA2 are being focused on, but with those genes only affecting a small segment of the population, researchers are expanding their reach and looking at secondary health issues that may be linked to an increased risk...
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Story of my Healing Wound - How am I Doing?

Posted 10-07-2014 06:18 AM by RABG

Well, how am I doing. I think I am doing pretty darn well.
Yesterday I went to the doctors office for the first post-op visit. Of course my husband took me, I. Can't drive yet.
This surgery is so different from the two open debredments I have had. The main difference is open vs. closed.
Open means blood, multiple dressings, visiting
nurses, wound center, etc. I was allowed to sit right away. Pain is usually at a 6 but it could go as high as 10.
Closed means...
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Posted 10-07-2014 02:14 AM by jeri880
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My name is Jeri and I have ptsd and major depression. I have a son who is a highly functional Autistic adult....I have two exhubbies who live upstairs from us. One of them is bipolar and has severe anxiety disorder, the other one has recently been diagnosed with alzimers (to tired to spell)....I take care of all of us and have been for years now.....I needed a breather so I was recently in the hospital and it did me a world of good, I just had to get away for a while...with my ex with bipolar...
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Story of my Healing Wound - the Surgery

Posted 10-05-2014 05:37 AM by RABG

Yes!! It is done. How was it? Not as bad as I thought.
The plastic surgeon Dr.PS prepared us very well.
Here is what he did.
Made a U shaped incision starting higher than the wound was, removed all the bad tissue and bone, continued cutting into the inner part of my left buttock and came out an inch or so from my my anus.
He is continually sewing my tissue, muscle, skin up to the actual flap. He then pulled the left freed buttock over the right buttock and sewed that...
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