I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer in June 2014 and had a double mastectomy and left side node clearance a month later, My cancer was hormone positive, HER2 negative and had 3 nodes involved. Chemo and radiotherapy followed and I am currently on Tamoxifen.
I disliked the idea of plastic surgery and didn’t see the point of reconstruction, as the end result would never look as I had before. I generally go flat now, but occasionally wears prostheses, but it is the exception rather than the rule.
A cancer diagnosis is hard to take in and some big decisions regarding your body have to be made. Recon is not always the right choice for everyone and I would like to help ladies facing that decision to know that they are not alone and they can talk to us frankly and freely.