Had an appointment with my surgeon this morning. She said she is thrilled to see how much the tumors have shrunk. 😄 We also discussed my BRCA results. My genetics test proved that I am positive for the BRCA gene which means I will be having a bilateral mastectomy. At a later time, my ovaries will be removed since I am at higher risk of ovarian cancer with this gene. Next steps- I will have a consult with Radiation Oncology and then I will see a Plastic Surgeon. With the radiation info, we can then go forward with a plan for reconstruction. The plan possibilities seem to be these:
*Bilateral mastectomy with no immediate reconstruction until radiation is complete.
*Bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. Followed by radiation. (It didn’t sound like this will happen)
*Single mastectomy followed by radiation. Once radiation is complete, go in for the removal of the other side and reconstruction at the same time.
Again, all of this depends on what radiation says.
Side note- some assholes have been breaking into mailboxes lately and our neighborhood one got hit the other day. The police were checking it out but if you mailed us something recently and I haven’t said anything, I am sorry. I’m hoping they only took crap junk mail. 😕