Jul 25, 2015 09:45AM Jackbirdie wrote:
hi Simplicity- Wow... Hard to imagine s more personal decision. I elected for the prophylactic non cancer side. They found a lot of pre cancerous stuff in the "healthy" breast so I felt quite vindicated that I'd done the right thing. And I haven't missed them at all, the traitors. They tried to kill me!
I have had back and neck problems and worried about the asymmetry and weight difference (even with a prosthesis) causing more back problems. And I didn't want to continue screenings every 6 months, knowing that with my history now they would biopsy every single suspiciousthing.
Also, I am 58 and divorced, so the saving of one breast, though it would have been nice to have in case of possible future sexual encounters, just didn't trump the security I personally felt from just taking it.
I also just couldn't bear the idea of additional surgeries for reconstruction. It didn't seem worth it for something that had no feeling in it.
But as I said, everybody is different. You must search your soul. I wish you all the best in making this very hard decision.