Plastic surgeon on my mind

Now it seems like I need to see the plastic surgeon again.  I already saw him months ago, petrified and so unsure of what’s going on around me.

With all this hoo-ha in the news about Angelina, etc. I feel like I need to see Dr. what’s-his-name again (I really don’t remember his name and I can’t freaking believe I’m thinking about ANOTHER surgery.  The kicker is that this is a “risk-reducing surgery”.  Dang.  Are you kidding me?  “Risk-reducing”?  I already have to get rid of my uterus, and then this?!)

I know I need to ask for pictures of his reconstruction work, for sure.  I just can’t wrap my brain around what will happen when I’m 55 ish and no longer “need” breast MRI‘s.  I can’t get a straight answer from the oncologist, well, maybe she doesn’t know.  Maybe things (in medicine and rare diseases) will have changed and there will be more advancements.  High-risk is high-risk.  There’s no getting around that.  So what do I do?  “Wait” to see?  Be proactive now?  85% chance of breast cancer is pretty heavy.

But one of the many things that sucks about Cowden’s Syndrome is that NO ONE KNOWS.  The oncologist doesn’t KNOW.  She’s a cancer doctor.  Not a rare disease doctor.  She only wants to talk cancer stuff, which I DO NOT HAVE!  (But YAY though!  But that doesn’t help me out when I have questions.)

And I have a lot of them.


2 thoughts on “Plastic surgeon on my mind

  1. Hi I had breast cancer long before I knew of Cowdens so I never had to think abou this. I just had my first breast MRI last year. First time to see the breast specialist, didn’t know I needed one. I never asked how long I needed the breast MRI. I am 54ish, so you think I’m close to not needing them? ya ! I would be asking about the effects of radiation and Cowdens. I see the dermologist a couple times a year to have the growths around the radiated breast removed. The 55ish and your done made my day. thanks Hope you have a good day.

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