I am healing very well after my TRAM flap surgery. My plastic surgeon is quite pleased. However, I have to admit that I am really quite tired. My energy level has not returned and according to my doctor, it may be weeks before I’m feeling like myself. I’m beginning to wonder if that is even possible. (laughs)

I did receive the green light to return to work in a week — though I believe she was reluctant to do so.

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… this is a quick post for Joyce. Just to let her know that I’m doing alright.

I’ve never met Joyce, but through this blog we have become acquainted. Joyce is a nurse who works with cancer patients in Anne Arundel county Maryland.

Joyce reaches out to me regularly to make sure I’m doing okay and to try to connect me with other breast cancer survivors in Maryland. Before I get odd responses,

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