Preventative Double Mastectomy, the day has arrived!

Preventative Double Mastectomy, the day has arrived!

It’s been 8 weeks since I had 2 surgeries back to back.  A preventative double mastectomy and DIEP flap reconstruction, which uses my own tummy fat to form my new breasts. The surgeries went very well. I was nervous but excited too as I delved into hospital...
MRI guided biopsy

MRI guided biopsy

The MRI is fine, I’ve had several. Unless you have restless leg syndrome, a cold or something that makes you cough/sneeze or move involuntarily then there really is only one job. Stay still. Lying on your front in the “superman” pose, with arms above your head is...
The stress from the last 2 days has lost its sting

The stress from the last 2 days has lost its sting

There have been a few ultra-stressful times this year, but one of the worst was trying to assess whether or not to commit to having a double mastectomy based on all the information I have gathered from the breast care nurse, breast surgeon (who will remove the breast...
Call from the Risk Management Clinic

Call from the Risk Management Clinic

I was dropping off boys at school when I got a call this morning (even before 9am) from the Risk management clinic at the Royal Melbourne Hospital. Walking to class with the phone at one ear and a finger in the other I could only just make out what was being said over...

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