November 16, 2017 will be 2 years since my implants were inserted.
December will officially be 2 years of survivorship; for me it started in December 2015 when I received a letter telling me I was entering survivorship time. I technically didn’t finish surgeries until April 2016, and I stopped seeing an oncologist in August 2015, so I don’t really know why the letter came in December.
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I was diagnosed with DCIS – Stage Zero – Was a doubleM too much? For some it may be too extreme, for me it wasn’t. There are many factors to consider;
- Family History
- Can you live with the thought of recurrence?
- What was evident from initial test;
- You are okay with submitting your self to chemotherapy, radiation and followup drugs (example Tamoxifen for 5 years)?
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Here are 5 things I found out after my double mastectomy that I never knew about. I practically lived on the Internets and consumed any breast reconstruction blogs I could find but never heard of any of these oddities.
Continue reading Things they don’t tell you when you have a mastectomy
7-7-16 One Year since I was pumped with radioactivity, had a double mastectomy operation, lymph node extraction, tissue expander implants, oodles of propofol, a bunch of gasses and a lot of narcotics! My first surgery of 3 in an 8 month time span (about 4+1+2 hours under general anesthesia).
Continue reading Mastectomy: Non regrette rien