Jul 26, 2013 - 12:44 pm
It's been on my mind for a while now. I'm not happy with my chances of recurrance even after chemo. Rads can cause heart problems (heart problems are prevalent in my family) and lung problems (which I alrady have a mild problem with now) so I will be skipping rads and getting dbl mastectomy.
I discussed it with onco yesterday before chemo and he said based on my reasons he felt it was a good choice. He wants me to finish chemo first and my last round is on 8/15. He said the surgery can be done shortly after that.
I have appt with plastic surgeon this coming Monday and appt with surgeon on 8/12. I'll see when things will progress after that.
I've discussed it with a friend who doesn't have cancer, one who had cancer and mastectomy, and prayed with my pastor about the decision. I'm not happy to do this, but at peace that it is the right thing to do.
Could use some advice on surgery and after surgery on what I can expect.