Most of you all know (if you read my story obviously lol)
I am 24, a wife & mum of 3.
I am in the high risk category for breast cancer due to my very strong family history. I have been in the high risk clinic since 2011 and have been planning my preventive mastectomy for nearly 2 years.
Finally after seeing my breast surgeon & plastic surgeon twice, on the 20th Dec I signed the surgery consent form and surgery should be in March.
I feel very empowered about positive about this decision as I have since I heard about this as an option.
Naturally Im getting nervous of the unknown and also this being an emotional time isnt helping either.
My dad was realised from hospital after a nasty fall on the 21st, the hospital said there was nothing more they can do for him as he has stage 4 liver cancer, so they sent him home to pass away. He made it through Xmas and new yr and is still with us today but waiting is very hard along with preparing for my surgery.
My surgery will probably be in March, it will be a 12 hr surgery with a 10 day hospital stay after
then a long recovery at home, up to 6 months- 1 yr depending on how i recovery and if there are any complications.
Yesterday my hubby bought me a lift chair for my recovery, it was so sweet but hit me that its not too far away now.
Even though I feel empowered and cant wait to kick cancer’s butt for what its done to so many members of my family, including my dad right now and my mum in 2010, Im nervous
Posted by mrsgreen12, 13th January 2014