Today I made the decision to move forward with a prophylactic bilateral mastectomy. It was a year in the making and by far the toughest decision I have ever had to make. Although the final decision was mine to make, I want to thank my friends and family for being there every step of the way. You all rode the same rollercoaster with me and I will be eternally grateful to you all.
If you have followed my blog (sporadic as it is), you will know just how I have struggled with this decision. In the end, it is just the right thing to do. I appreciate that I am one of the lucky ones who has a chance to significantly reduce her risk of breast cancer before it becomes invasive breast cancer. Or at least I hope it hasn't reached that point.
I will now call the DIEP surgeon and make this decision official.