It is one year since I had my last zappo of radiation and was freed of the treatment that squashed 2012 (and hopefully the cancer) like a nasty bug.
Coincidentally the universe swung around a bit this week and threw me a bone. The $15000 surgery that is required for breast reconstruction has been offered to me gratis! There is a small but amazing programme still existing in the fast shrivelling maze of Queensland Health that offers this if you tick all the boxes. There are questions about weight, height, smoking, etc. Then you pass to level 2 where they checkout your scar recovery, muscle, muffintop and sanity.
Yesterday they finally rang to say I was in! Straight up in the New Year, Lefty ll will arrive. It will be a long recovery but the Universe threw us another bone and my job was extended another year. They are happy for me to take the time needed to recover. So The Divine Ms M aka Shorty can start prep with a mother on board who can be home again during the day sans l'offspring to get strong and healthy and maybe bake a few cakes and make a few paintings. At first the surgical side of things made me fairly nervous but there was a need to fix some problems from last year's surgery anyhoo. So I figured what is there to lose except my muffin top which they use to make the newby.