I had someone question me about the anxiety. If I'm so anxious, is this really what I should be doing? It's a question that I ask myself often. Do I really need to do this drastic surgery?
I look at it logically. If I didn't, I'd need to still have some surgery of sort to figure out if it was cancer. If it was, I'd be in this same spot where I am now, on to this drastic surgery. If it was negative/not cancer, then I have 2 divots in my right breast showing the surgeries. And I'm up for an MRI/mammogram every 6 months with a decision to take a low dose chemotherapy drug for the next 5+ years and all the side effects that come with that.
So is this surgery really what I should be doing?
Yes. Resounding yes. It's my best option.
But this is the deal...it's a large, drastic, life altering surgery. And with that comes huge emotions and worries and uncertainty. So the anxiety? It's somewhat to be expected, don't you think?