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

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  • I hope your surgery and recovery went well.


  • it is a nice story


  • Go and kick some cancer butt!


  • Wow. I hope you are ok and were able to get through your surgery without complications


  • I wish you all the very best – i hope your kicking butt!!!


  • that must have been a very empowering moment, taking the affirmative action, good on you hun! best wishes though it all


  • so brave of you – hope you are doing well


  • dont worry all the best :)


  • try not 2 worry and keep us up dated :) :)


  • Don’t worry and I will keep you in prayers. All the best and get well soon!


  • HI i would like to express my sympathy for you darling and hope the very best for yourself and extended family and friends, I totally understand because my mother and father passed away with cancer my mother had cancer four nine years and never told anyone about it as me being the elders of eight children i can’t believe my mum didn’t tell anybody until the very last moment about four weeks is only time we had with her I noticed my mother go through such pain , those four weeks and so painful to see her going through such a horrible disease a remember memory etched in my mind forever my heart goes out to those who have this terrible disease, i’m hoping praying that they find a cure for this horrible disease as soon as possible , sweetheart look after your self good through and a positive attitude also keep yourself healthy my thoughts are with you,


  • I would just like to say that I think you are a very brave young lady. I wish you well with your recovery and think you are so courageous to take this step to make sure you are there for your loved ones. I also wish your dad the best and wish him peace.


  • Wow thank you.
    You have no idea how amazing it feels when you get positive encouragement from a stranger
    Ive had many negative comments from ignorant people and I understand they dont have the knowledge that I do so I try not to take it personal but sometimes it is very hard.

    Thank you once again!


  • This is truly brave inspirational,smart and You should be very proud of your self,I look forward to hearing more from you


  • I feel your pain and nervousness. My best friend died of breast cancer a few years ago before she had time to have children. She was an amazing person, beautiful inside and out. We would go down the beach for long walks and talks after her breast removal surgery and she would walk topless because her doctors said sunlight was the best medicine for healing. So many people would come up and congratulate her for her bravery and it opened new thinking doors to everyone we met along the way with positivity on how this affects everyone. Her name was Peta and she was 32. You are doing the right thing for your kids Mrs Green and your an inspiration to all women.


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