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Why reconstruction?

I have wavered on this topic for many months.  My gut said, “of course reconstruction”.  But then I realized how much more surgery and recovery it would be and I panicked. Then I read an article this summer about how silicone breast implants won’t...

The kids now know…something

As I was leaving for dinner last night with three of my absolutely wonderful and amazing friends, Leland mentioned that he was going to tell the kids about the surgery. Since we have a long day of pre-op doctors appointments in New York and their schedule was going to...

Pre-op Marathon

Yesterday was a blur. I went to NY for my pre-op meetings with both doctors (and squeezed in a tasty lunch at a Greek restuaruant we found in Tarrytown, NY). Everything went really well. We had lots of minutia to go over and many questions to get answered.  I was...

W.O.W.

This week’s W.O.W. comes from my aunt Marge.  She underwent an oopherectomy and PBM (prophylactic bilateral mastecomy) a number of years ago while in her 60s. We made the decision at different times in our lives, and I’m not sure what I would do at your age. I’d...

From the darkness…and seeing the light

I know this might sound like a morbid title for this week’s post.  But I just went hiking with some friends and family at Purgatory Chasm in Sutton, MA.  There was this massive boulder with a giant fissure that provided a very narrow walk space.  (Thankfully I...