As many of you know I was identified as BRCA-2 positive. I chose to have prophylactic double mastectomies and had the surgery on Tuesday. Everyone with this gene has to make their own decision of the course they want to take. I am told that the majority chose to have more frequent monitoring. I just felt I needed to take the prospect of breast cancer off the table so I can concentrate on fighting the PPC (ovarian).
I really did struggle with the decision but now that it is done I am ok with it and ready to move on. The pain and immopbility has not been near as bad as I expected.
Dont tell anyone but I needed something from the yarn store so I was there on Friday! The rest of the time I am at home tryig to get a little sympathy. I think I have gotten about as much of that as I can squeeze out so I need to get back to a normal life.
I have had some bowel issues since before the surgery. I did not even want the surgery till they were resolved but the surgery is done and now they will have to address the abdomen. I had a CT scan and bloodwork 6 weeks before the surgery and all was fine. The doctor mentioned he may want to repeat the CT scan or some such thing this week. I see him on Tuesday. They did do an Obstructive Series while I was in the hospital but it was negative. Maybe it has all been nerves but I find that hard to believe. I just had the symptoms and pain of my original diagnosis and it has been scary. If the bowel issues are benign I will be one happy camper and excited to move on from all this.