When Anne-Marie had her original DIEP flap procedure in January, we knew that it would likely be the first in a series of surgeries. Recently, the doctor has informed us how this is going to work.
The first surgery--as you know--was a giant procedure that took all day and resulted in a week-long stay in the hospital. The secondary procedure will be a simple outpatient surgery that will (hopefully) involve a few days of recovery. This will happen on April 14.
The third surgery will be sometime in July and will be similar to the second.
Anne-Marie has been back to normal for a few weeks, but still deals with some new soreness/stiffness unique to people who go through really extensive reconstructive operations. I'm doing my best to help her through this and not forget that she can't do the things that she could before.
I'll also be assisting her during her "reward" weekend trip to Seattle for enduring the recovery process.