I had my first follow-up appointment with Dr. Welk, today. He was extremely pleased with how I am healing and how good my reconstruction looks. He told Marilyn, his nurse that my reconstruction may have topped the reconstruction he did for her. She was very happy for me. I guess she is happy with her 14 year run as having received Dr. Welk’s best TRAM reconstruction work. Anyway, he called me his “star pupil”, which is pretty funny. Just the crack to which a lady with a Ph.D. is addicted. I mean, up to this point, my breast has been getting low grades. It was bringing down my life GPA.

Seriously, it is so nice to have something go easier than expected, after so many things have not. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.