I thought my situation was going to be simple…well, not so much. I saw Dr. Ron Johnson last Thursday to talk about my treatment options. My BRCA2 gene has caught up with me. I really thought that I could beat the odds. I know that I have previously posted the I thought that a lumpectomy and radiation would be the way, not so. Because I am only 40 and have already been diagnosed, the chances of my developing breast cancer again are too great to go the easy way.
I am seeing a plastic surgeon tomorrow to discuss my reconstruction options, and I return to Dr. Johnson next Thursday to schedule my double mastectomy. I can’t believe it’s happening to me. However, it certainly has made my decision to have my ovaries removed easier. That will be my next surgery in the near future.
I am not going to jeopardize my change to grow old and see my son grow up. I am frightened of the obstacles I face, but know that I am making the right decisions. I finally needed to face reality and take care of myself.
More to follow…