Robin Seaber, Highlands Ranch, Colorado
BRCA II Positive Ovaries Removed at age 40 Prophylactic Double Mastectomy 9/13/12 Expander's to Implants 5/3/13
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I am a 52 year old, type I Diabetic that is BRCA II Positive. My grandmother lost her life to breast cancer, my mother has survived it twice and I chose to be PROACTIVE and after getting the genetic results as positive, had my ovaries removed when I was 41. For the last 10 months I have once again chosen to be PROACTIVE and had a prophylactic mastectomy with reconstruction. In May of this year I had my expander's switched out for implants! MUCH BETTER!
The hardest part of my journey
The expansion was very difficult for me and as a Diabetic (my blood sugar reacts to pain and inflammation) the process of reconstruction has taken longer than most.
If I could do it over again
I would do it again and ABSOLUTELY have my ovaries and breasts removed. I DON"T LIVE in FEAR anymore!!
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