(17-01-17) Reconstruction

I met with my reconstructive surgeon yesterday to discuss “next steps.”

To reconstruct or not to reconstruct?  That is the question that has been keeping me up these past several nights.

I have a consultation at the Mayo Clinic on February 7, to see if my body is eligible for IGAP Flap Reconstruction*.  I have three weeks to choose between more doctors, more hospitals, more pain, more recovery time, and more risks; or living out the rest of my life feeling lopsided and less attractive and constantly on display as the one-breasted cancer survivor.

The “strong” choice seems to be NOT getting reconstruction.  I just don’t know if i have it in me to live happily with that choice.

 

Author: breastcancerat35

I was diagnosed with Stage 3C Invasive Breast Cancer in October/November, 2015. This blog is my way to process my experience and allow my loved ones to have ongoing updates about my journey.

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