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Prophylactic Bilateral Mastectomy

Tomorrow is the big day! In less than 24 hours I will dramatically reduce my chance of getting breast cancer. I am ready! I will update everyone as soon as I can. Thank you all so much for your support! Love & Hugs, b

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Post Surgery Sleep with Leachco Back ‘N Belly Body Pillow

I’ve been spending a lot of time on the FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) Message Boards lately. It has been so helpful to hear other women’s experiences going through their prophylactic bilateral mastectomy and reconstruction procedures. A frequent topic of discussion is the difficulty sleeping post surgery. This seems particularly difficult while going …

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In Search Of A Surgeon Part Two

  After my appointment mentioned here, I spoke with more women who had undergone breast reconstruction locally and set up appointments with two other plastic surgeons. The second plastic surgeon I saw was fantastic. He was really nice, spent a lot of time with me and was authorized to perform surgeries in the hospital where …

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In Search Of A Surgeon Part One

  I mentioned yesterday that I should be recovering from my bilateral mastectomy right now but my surgery was canceled. It was canceled because I was sick but guess what? I would have canceled it anyway. Here’s why. I was required to see a plastic surgeon by my breast surgeon to explore different options of …

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Bikini With A Martini

Yesterday I shared with you a memory from my mom’s final chemo treatment. That morning I had decided to surprise her with a manicure while she was receiving it. I proudly displayed my little Essie Nail Polish pack that contained one red and three shades of pink polish and asked her to pick one. She …

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