Jul 09, 2002 - 10:54 am
Is it just me or do others have this same problem? It's been two years ago this month that I had a bi-lateral mastectomy followed by immediate reconstruction for DCIS. Because it was found so early and because I opted for the mastectomies as the form of treatment, I avoided having to go through chemo and/or radiation. I have been pleased with my decision and with the reconstruction--no complaints. My problem is that every once in awhile, I just seem to get a little depressed. I'm not even sure why--I know that my chances of having it show back up are almost nil...so I don't think that's it. Like I said before, I'm pleased with the reconstruction, so I'm sure that's not it. I feel guilty about feeling depressed because I know how very lucky I am that it was caught so early and that I avoided some of the other painful treatments that most of you had to endure. I also find that my self-confidence fluctuates dramatically. Just when I think I'm fine with everything and that it's all behind me, it just kind of sneaks up on me out of no where.