Uni mastectomy 2021, want other side out now
I had IDC in 2021 and had a uni mastectomy with rads and chemo, currently on AI and ovarian suppression. I find I'm having more anxiety about recurrence and I'm not sure why. Perhaps it partly has to do with recently finding out that a family member is now dealing with her new diagnosis of IDC. I'm also seeing that the reconstruction results are making me self conscious. The healthy breast sits lower than the implant and I feel like I have to hide this at work by clipping my work badge over that side. Has anyone had regrets after a uni mastectomy, and how easy was it for your surgeons to agree to getting a contralateral mastectomy + recon for symmetry? (When I was dx two years ago they said I shouldn't get a bilateral mastectomy for symmetry purposes). I'm still young but I feel so unattractive with this breast asymmetry, crazy chemo hair mullet, and 25 pound weight gain since being diagnosed in 2021.