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Kelley Fouche

Kelley's Journey

Post-Mastectomy Incision Healing

I am 8 weeks out from my mastectomy surgery. Today, I met with my amazing plastic surgeon and while my incisions have not closed yet, I was told that this is a common problem. Due to the lack of blood supply, post-mastectomy, incision healing…

August 7, 2019
andrea and kelley breast cancer gals
Kelley's Journey

Excited to Launch Breast Cancer Gals

When you are first diagnosed with breast cancer and hear the word ‘Cancer’ , it does take the wind out of you! For me, the first week was for processing and getting the opinions of a lot of people that mean well, but it…

August 3, 2019
six weeks after mastectomy surgery
Kelley's Journey

Six Weeks Post Surgery

So, I am now six weeks out and it has been a good recovery. I have had a few set backs, but overall, I am doing really well. The pain took about four weeks to go away completely. You definitely need to take it…

July 29, 2019
Kelley's Journey

Let’s Talk About Mastectomy and Nipples

So, I no longer have nipples and initially I thought that was going to be really hard for me and my husband! First, my husband is so great with me being healthy and happy, he did not think twice about this issue! You can…

July 22, 2019
Kelley's Journey

My Oncotype DX Test Results

Oncotype DX is the only genomic test proven to predict a patient’s individual benefit from chemotherapy. This is an amazing and accurate test and you should definitely get this done after your surgery. We did the Oncotype DX testing on both of my tumors,…

July 3, 2019
jackson pratt drains breast cancer
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Jackson-Pratt Drains

Let’s talk about Drains! A Jackson-Pratt drain (also called a JP drain) is a closed-suction medical device that is commonly used as a post-operative drain for collecting bodily fluids from surgical sites. The device consists of an internal drain connected to a grenade-shaped bulb via plastic tubing. What can I say-…

June 23, 2019
Kelley's Journey

Surgery Day and Hospital Stay

You know, I can tell you that I was ready for this day! Cancer had been in my body long enough! I had the perfect team of Doctors and I was ready. I had my surgery at Novant Presbyterian Medical Center. The Surgery itself,…

June 18, 2019
dr peter capizzi
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My Plastic Surgeon: Dr. Peter Capizzi

This will be a very easy post for me, as I absolutely love my Plastic Surgeon. What an amazing and talented Doctor. I initially went to Dr. Peter Capizzi for Breast implants in 2012. He did a fantastic job. I barely had to take…

June 1, 2019
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My Breast Surgeon: Dr. Peter Turk

Finding the right breast cancer surgeon and treatment plan is very personal for everyone, and I encourage you to speak to as many surgeons as you would like. In my case, I was initially referred to a very good surgeon by my radiology and…

May 28, 2019
kelley fouche diagnosed with breast cancer
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My Breast Cancer Diagnosis

On May 7, 2019, after a call back from my annual 3-D Mammogram and a Biopsy on May 1, 2019, I received the news that I had Breast Cancer. I can tell you what it felt like for me, but this will be different…

May 7, 2019