TWO FOLLOW UPS
I went for follow up #3 today with Dr. Spiegel. She, again, looked at the left incision and thinks it’s doing better but still not exactly where she wants it. I will go again next Thursday with my fingers crossed. The issue is that there’s about a half inch area that won’t close. It was wider and gray last week. This week it’s smaller and white, which is better. All-in-all, she is super happy with my progress and the outcome. Dr. Spiegel speaks at conferences around the world and today she asked if I would be willing to be interviewed from a patient perspective for an upcoming video presentation. Very excited to share my experience and give back to her in any way I can. She is a brilliant surgeon.
I then went to see Dr. Lim, another medical genius and the one responsible for saving my life. Her work is astounding as well, considering all she did without making me look like Frankenstein. She was able to complete the mastectomies without damaging the outermost layer and without leaving any visible scars. She was the first doctor I saw in this process and her warmth and communication style set me up for success from the beginning. God knows how shaken I was at that first meeting. Dr. Lim has cleared me and will follow up with me again in six months. She is to the right in this picture and her PA and a resident are to the left.
Moving right along.