Tuesday, August 3, 2010

My Friend Is Undergoing Breast Surgery

One of my best friends from high school has been going through a very rough patch lately. She discovered she had breast cancer. She was not totally surprised, as her mom and older sister had already battled it, and she knew she had the gene for it. Still, it was a shock to her. But she rose to the occasion as quickly as she could. They caught her cancer early, and she didn't even need to have chemo. The doctors wanted her to have radiation, however.

She got freaked out by the thought that the cancer might come back though. And when breast cancer comes back, it is usually not good. Best to get rid of it all at once. Then, there is no worry about the future.

So, she did something extreme and had both breasts removed. Her doctors said she didn't need to do that, but she said it would take away her worries about a recurrence. She has already had that surgery done and is looking ahead to her reconstruction. She is checking out a number of possibilities for this, maybe Breast Implants New York is one of them.

I am so inspired by my friend. She took control of her situation and is looking forward to her life with her kids and husband. I admire her so much.

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