Surgery

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No they just took the whole breast off. I said “Forget it”, this, I should have done it in 2003. All those four surgeries, I should have listened, and I should have said “Take the whole thing off” but again, I was vain at that time. I didn’t want to have a mastectomy, I really didn’t and I was adamant that I didn’t so that’s it. But I really do believe that if I had of had a mammogram, an ultrasound and maybe radiation on my breast, I wouldn’t have had to have a mastectomy but it’s in the cards, it is what it is. I got very upset with myself, I made a very big deal about a mastectomy, it really bothered me and because I blamed the doctor, and I was pissed off that I listened to the doctor, a friend of mine I remember, I went to the support group once, she told me she had done her scan and her cancer was in her head. I said to myself “How could you complain about losing a breast when my friend’s worried about losing her life.” I actually wrote my doctor a letter and I apologized and I said I made a big deal, I said it’s only a breast. That’s why the doctors treat you, to them breasts are nothing, you can lose a breast you’re not going to lose a life, and it’s true the least of your problems are your boobs, and you realize that.

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