IamA young, vital, healthy, active woman who has has both breasts removed (cancer) and is now undergoing chemotherapy. AMA!
Hi there! First time poster, but I felt like this would be a place where people could learn a little from my experience, as well as ask me some of the questions that friends and folks are maybe too shy to ask in person. I'm happy to answer just about anything you might be curious about. I'm also looking forward (hopefully) to questions that might make me think about all this in new ways, because every perspective is a good one.
I was diagnosed in April, had a double mastectomy with expanders placed on May 30th, and am a little over halfway done with my chemo. Once the chemo is done I'll have another surgery to place breast implants.
Things that color my perspective: I've always been a very healthy person, never sick, always active, so navigating all the medical stuff and especially having to deal with a compromised immune system has been a bit of a shock. I also had natural 34G breasts before my double mastectomy, which I'm sure had some pretty solid effect on folks' perception of my femininity and attractiveness, so I have some thoughts/feelings on that as well.
One last thing: if we could avoid commenting about how chemo is a scam and I'm just a tool of the medical-industrial complex and if I just took hemp oil or ate better or whatever I'd be cured- that'd be great. Thx.