The full story of Angelina's surgery and the reasons behind it.
This surgery is all about percentages. Her risk of breast cancer in her lifetime was around 87%. but removing her breast tissue she has significantly reduced her risks. While there is tissue left , you are still at risk of breast cancer. but your risk becomes far far less. (tissue includes skin and the chest wall).
I havent, as yet, chosen to be tested for this gene.
Her story makes me think again about choosing not to.
Its a hard thing, this cancer business. The day to day living has become much easier, but there are things that constantly remind me that I need to be vigilent. Reading Angelina's story has brought it all to the forefront again for me. Should I get tested for this gene? knowing that if i am positive it has a whole world of conitations both for myself, and my girls.
Do I have the surgery , have my breasts removed? what do I encourage my girls to do if I am positive? I would like to know what Angelina thinks , regarding her girls.
I see my breast surgeon today. I am on edge and emotional. Its a weird thing walking back into those office rooms. I will talk to her again about the gene testing, I think.
I have a gut feeling. I think I should follow it.
hard shit to think about.
i dont know.
will let you know.
rambling today.. probably not the best day to write a blog post.
warts and all, baby, warts and all.