I just left Clare in the pre-op area. She is in good spirits, and thoroughly enjoying a ‘bear hug’ blanket: an inflatable comforter filled with warm air. After last night’s (family) meeting with her reconstruction surgeons (Drs Boutros, Ma and Webb) we are even more assured of her safety and recovery.
Surgeries will begin around 8AM and may continue for 9 hours. The mastectomy (Dr Barber) and reconstruction surgeons begin at the same time.