There were so many choices in front of me as a person with breast cancer. Rather than a lumpectomy, I chose to have a mastectomy, followed by expanders and finally breast implants. After a lengthy surgery with 2 different surgeons-a cancer and plastic surgeon, I awoke in the post anesthesia care unit hopeful. Unfortunately, two weeks after my procedure, I woke up with a fever putting me back into the hospital. I was opened back up. I chose to have the expanders removed due to a common staff infection in both breasts. This was a tough 5 day stay in the hospital. I felt discouraged and depressed. My IV pumping me full of strong antibiotics infiltrated. I had to be stuck several times using the PICC team and ultrasound to get a good vein. All in all, it was a bad week, but my plastic surgeon, Dr. Steven Steinmetz went over and beyond to care for me.