No pain, no gain.
That's what they say, right?
This is my leg, three days after surgery:
Before you ask, yes, it is as painful as it looks. Both legs and my stomach look like this.
If I didn't have cancer, I wouldn't have needed reconstruction, and I wouldn't look and feel like this right now.Stupid cancer.
I do have to own up to the fact that this was my choice, though. I'd been through this surgery before, and I knew the result. It HURTS.
While some people choose plastic surgery for vanity's sake, others, like me, choose it as a way to get back some of what we lost. I could have lived with what I had. But after going through everything I've gone through, why stop two feet from the finish line? I've been bruised before. I've been in pain before. I healed. I will heal again.