Sunday, August 26, 2012

Surgical glue...will it ever come off?

"Surgical glues (also called surgical sealants or adhesives) are used after a surgery or traumatic injury to bind together external or internal tissue. Surgical glues can be used in conjunction with or as an alternative to sutures and staples; they use a chemical bond to hold tissue together for healing or serve as a barrier to stop the flow of bodily fluids. The five main types of surgical glues are fibrin sealants, cyanoacrylates, collagen-based compounds, glutaraldehyde glues and hydrogels..."

Read more: Types of Surgical Glue |

Seriously, after reading that I am starting to wonder if it will ever come off. Not only am I still flaking off, but it's itchy as all hell. Isn't it bad enough I have to deal with these big fucking bricks (ie expander's from hell) in my chest that are suffocating me, but I want to itch my scars like a wild woman. Too bad I can't feel my chest to scratch it because I have no feeling in my chest!! I would love to lay on my side but the pain is still there and it's uncomfortable beyond words. I can't wait to get my first fill this week that should add to my bitch. Do not even get me going on coughing and sneezing, OUCH! BUT...... I am alive! The pain and itch tells me that. So, as much as I want to just wallow in self pity, I won't because of the women who have lost their battle. Really for all those fighting any cancer because all CANCER SUCKS!! I just will not let it suck the life out of me. That would be disrespectful to Jennifer, Aileen and any other person who has lost their battle.

So I will take the itch and be glad its not head lice. I will take the pain and be happy I feel. The surgical glue well I will deal for now but I won't like it. Rome wasn't built in a day, I need something to go on about.

Starting to plan for the Photo show in October, so make sure you check back this week for the date and info!


  1. Can't wait to see the photo show please keep me informed.

    Ciao Bella...we leave tomorrow but I will be toasting you every day from Positano. Will light some candle's for you at Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral.


  2. I am so glad to find your blog. I too diagnose in May at 40, with DCIS, opted for double mastectomy with reconstruction July 20, I am on this same crazy journey through stupid dumb breast cancer and I love seeing my crazy thoughts and feeling on your blog. I join your battle cry for awareness and FINDING A CURE!

    1. THAT is wild!!! please inbox me more info,
      Every person has a different story but we all have the same mission. PLease I would LOVE to hear you story