Category Archives: reconstruction

I am well

One of the most common questions I am asked is how am I feeling? Truthfully, right now, I am well. I am sun burnt from riding my road bike, and my legs are tired from a hike Erin and took Sunday in the mountains. My weekend was filled with good company, an early morning bike ride for coffee, music, good beer and yummy food. However I know that just as this weekend was good, moments are coming when I will not feel the same way. My emotions continue to ebb in flow just as the river flows andView full post »

Let the healing begin

Friday morning shortly after I wrote, my mom and I got in the car to head to the hospital. (5:30 am) We were some of the very first people to check in. It was a bit strange having been to this hospital just six months ago for my mastectomy. The routine is the same.  The pre-op routine is the same, they ask my height, get my weight, check my vitals, and place the iv. However this time my plastic surgeon came in, so he could mark me. I stood up without my robe on, while he took his blue pen andView full post »

Surgery Today

Early morning here at almost 5:00 am. I am checking in to the hospital at 5:30 am and surgery begins at 7:30 am. I am so very grateful that this day is here and what should be my final surgery/ big step in my breast cancer journey is almost complete. I hope this finds you well, enjoying your Friday and please know that I cannot begin to express the love and support over the last seven months. Love KristinaView full post »

What size will you be?

“Well this time next week you will have the best looking boobs in the gym.” Ouch. Those were the words I heard this morning as a group of women stood around me in the gym locker room asking if I was ready for my surgery next week. The comment was then followed up with a question, “So like what cup size did you decide on?” As though I took careful consideration into what size I wanted to be. As though this surgery is something that I asked for. When conversations likeView full post »