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#1 PMU

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!!!!

#2 MrsDamonSalvatore

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!!!  bbighug.gif

#3 greengoddess

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.

Good luck


#4 ~*Lou*~

Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:12 PM

Good luck! Am currently undergoing treatment myself so can totally understand making the decision

Lou xx

#5 JRA

Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:44 PM

All the best.

Big decision, but a decision I can very easily understand.

#6 Elizabethandfriend

Posted 06 April 2012 - 06:52 PM

Good on you!  Am sure it will all go well. original.gif

#7 knickerless

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!

#8 Therese

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:19 PM

I hope it all goes well for you.

#9 bubzillaiscoming

Posted 10 April 2012 - 04:21 PM

Wow! Congratulations on your decision. I'm sure all will go well!!

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#10 follies

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.

#11 Becstarinator

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.

#12 ellie1326

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 .

#13 amabanana

Posted 13 April 2012 - 09:51 PM

Best of luck!

#14 hollysmama

Posted 13 April 2012 - 10:00 PM

What an incredibly brave decision.  Best of luck, hope it goes well.

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