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Bye Bye Boobies
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Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:35 AM
Well, after many years investigating my risk of developing breast cancer, speaking to genetic specialists, breast surgeons, oncologists, plastic surgeons etc, I have made the decision and scheduled my surgery. I will have both of my breasts removed and then reconstructed.
I am both terrified and excited.
Terrified of the surgery - it will be an 8 - 10 hour procedure..... but excited to get rid of this constant burden, to be rid of the constant worry/panic every time I touch my breast...wondering if today will be the day that I will find a lump.
So now, the count down is on........bye, bye boobies!!!!
Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:40 AM
just wanted to tell you i think you are so brave and want to wish you the best of luck!!!
Posted 05 April 2012 - 08:40 AM
I just want to wish you all the very best. This is a massively brave decision and I hope it all goes well for you.
Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:12 PM
Good luck! Am currently undergoing treatment myself so can totally understand making the decision
Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:44 PM
All the best.
Big decision, but a decision I can very easily understand.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:15 PM
Congratulations on making the decision, that first step is the big one!
I had my prophylactic matectomy and reconstruction surgery 18 months ago and have never regretted it. If you have any questions let me know!
Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:21 PM
Wow! Congratulations on your decision. I'm sure all will go well!!
Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:26 PM
My mother has many friends who have done this and all have said it is the best thing they have ever done. One friend's life was saved as they found pre-cancerous cells during the surgery.
I hope everything works out perfectly for you.
Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:28 PM
After loosing my mum to breast cancer I can certainly understand your decision. I am fortunate that two of my aunty underwent the genetic testing and it appears at this stage that mum's breast cancer was not due to genetics.
I wish you well with your surgery and that it brings you peace of mind.
Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:44 PM
Hey great decision. I had this done 2.5 years ago and mostly everyone was trying to talk me out of it. During surgery they found cancer in each breast. Thank god u went against advice. If you need to chat about anything, anything at all I am happy to tell you anything u wanna know .
Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:00 PM
What an incredibly brave decision. Best of luck, hope it goes well.
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