Decision Making in My Cancer Treatment

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…


  1. Katia

    Dear Lori, having the time to see your son grow up is always the right decision. There are many obstacles we all need to overcome, some are harder than others but know that I truly admire the woman you are today. You are so brave in sharing these devastating news with others in hopes of helping someone else. I love you my friend, I am here for you, always.

  2. Erin

    Although the decisions you are facing are the scariest thing a woman can face, I love how you look to the positives. Being around for your son big achievements will be worth all the hell your going through now. You are never alone, we are here for you if you want to vent, or if you just need too keep your mind off of it. ANYTHING, we, your friends and family love you and will be with you every step of the way!!! We love you!!

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