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WOW! 10 Year Anniversary (!) Breast Cancer Diagnosis

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WOW! 10 Year Anniversary (!) Breast Cancer Diagnosis

This week has been quite emotional one for me... something I hadn't quite anticipated. 10 years since my original diagnosis. 10 YEARS! WOW! How is that possible? Having had a biopsy with ultra sound the week before I returned to see the Breast Cancer specialist doctor not really concerned. I was breast feeding my then 7 month old daughter and was assured that it was just a blocked milk duct, nothing to worry about. So, when I sat in his office and he asked me "Have you come in on your own?", I looked surprised and simply replied, "No, I've got...

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I really thought I would die...

Posted by Emilienne Rebel on

I really thought I would die...

Five years ago this week I took the plunge to get a second mastectomy and double breast reconstruction (bi latteral). The decision to undergo the nine hour intensive surgery was not made lightly and I really struggled with the thought of putting my now healthy (then post cancer five years) body under so much surgery... not to mention the worry and risk for my young family. However I did go ahead and early morning on the Monday stood in front of the hospital mirror whilst my surgeon drew lines and explained changes to the expected operation. She told me my...

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