I went through with it. If I get up the nerve, I'll post a little picture. DH is mortified (when did he become so humorless?) but the plastic surgeon loved it and said to keep it on tomorrow. (of course, it'll be removed when they clean me up for surgery). Anything to get a chuckle, as far as I'm concerned. I told him that I wanted them to be "youthful". So far, I'm first on the surgical list, but I need to call to find out when to report. Probably around 5:30 a.m. Yawn.
I'm excited and nervous all at once. He reassured me that I'll have a good outcome because my skin is in good shape. He said that since I didn't smoke and didn't have rads, it'll be good. From what I've read, radiation is hard on skin and makes reconstruction difficult. You basically can't get just implants, you have to go the DIEP or Tram flap route. (using skin from your belly or back, or even the GAP procedure which takes it from the buttocks) I didn't know about this beforehand. I was headed the lumpectomy/rads route initially, before they found out it was too big. Well, I can't dwell on that now... The path I'm on has been turned out good for me.
There. Put up a picture. I hope you aren't horrified. Doesn't SpongeBob look like he's saying "I'm ready!" ? I know I am.
I can't believe I put a picture up. On the world wide web!! Well, it'll get buried soon.