Wow - a nervous and exciting time.
I remember when the doctor told me I could get new "girls" (reconstructive breast implants) in ten years, and remember thinking will I still be here in ten years? Well, it's eight years, and I'm here! So I'm excited and nervous about this next step in the windy road of breast cancer survivorship.
What's going on? Over time, scar tissue develops in the reconstructed "girls", making them more misshapen. New surgery will remove the scar tissue and put in a new set of breasts. Maybe they'll need to put in expanders, and then do another surgery later to put in the implants, but they'll figure that out once they're in there.
The surgery will be here in Lancaster County, PA so I'll be near home. It's a day surgery and then a couple weeks of recovery. I've been through breast surgery before, so this should be a piece of cake, right? I'm a little leery of getting too excited about how much improvement in the appearance/shape that the surgery brings. But that's my hope and my purpose in going through this again.