With the decision made, now we wait. There was really never any question for me on what I would do. I plan on being around to see my girls grow up. NOW, many people would say that with all of the advances made in breast cancer detection and treatments I do not need to make such a radical decision. For me, it is about peace of mind in reducing risk and quality of life. Screening takes hours..between the mammogram and the MRI. Then if another lump were to be found there is surgery and all of the stress it puts on the entire family. And if all of that is not enough the fact that it is always and I mean always on my mind.
Things I need to figure out…how do I tell my girls what is about to happen? How do I explain that I will be in the hospital for a week when I have never even spent a night away from them?