I received skins grafts following a breast cancer diagnosis.
There was suspicious tissue outside of the golf-ball-sized tumor my doctors removed, and they recommended a mastectomy. That meant another surgery, and the likelihood that more procedures would be needed to reconstruct my breast.
The first time having surgery was too much for me. I was overwhelmed at the thought of having a second surgery.
I felt safe, because I was in God’s hands, but it was still a surgery.
Luckily, my mastectomy and reconstruction were completed in one procedure thanks to the skin grafts I received.
When I woke up, the first person I wanted to thank was the donor and their family.
I am so thankful and so blessed that I have someone’s what I call “love” in my body.