Friday, December 9, 2016

It's been a long time since I've posted; much has happened over the last few weeks.  After careful consideration, I have decided to proceed with a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy.

As most of you know, I have the BRCA2 genetic mutation, putting my risk for developing breast cancer much higher than average, particularly since I've had ovarian cancer twice.  There's nothing I can do about preventing the ovarian cancer from recurring, but breast cancer--this is something I have some control over.

For a host of reasons, I've decided to have the surgery at Fox Chase Cancer Center.  It's a hike, but I think the benefits will outweigh the inconvenience of having to travel there.

So thank you to family and friends who have been faithful supporters.  Here we go again again...

There's no special meaning behind this duck photo; it just makes me smile.


  1. I just saw this. Sorry my comment is late but I see you've had the surgery and I'm glad it went well. I would have done the same thing by the way. Hope your recovery goes well. Let me know if you need to chat. xo

  2. Thanks! Today is better; those first two days were pretty rough, but fortunately I was able to sleep a lot so that really helped.

    At least I have a better idea what I'm in for when I get the next part of the surgery. That one is an inpatient stay with a PCA.