Greta: Breast Reconstruction after Second Breast Cancer Diagnosis
After being diagnosed with breast cancer for the second time, I made the decision to have a bilateral mastectomy. Because my doctors advised I would need to move quickly with treatment, they suggested that I should wait for the reconstruction. Once treatment was over and my doctors gave me the OK, I admit that I was nervous about the reconstruction procedure. I thought, this is a major surgery just to look better! Was I being vain? I made it through the mastectomy and treatment-should I really be taking another major risk?
Well, let me tell you, I was glad I did! I can not fully explain the joy I felt when I awoke from surgery and looked at my chest. I began to cry! The nurses asked, “Why are you crying?”
I said, “Because I am so happy!”
I can honestly say, I have never felt more sexy in my life. My relationship with my husband is better because I feel better about myself. I am able to wear halter tops and fitted clothing because I have cleavage and a flat tummy.
Hooray for plastic surgery! I feel blessed to have Dr. Ashraf as my plastic surgeon. She did a wonderful job!