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The New Girls

The New Girls

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Lunghezza: 159 pagine1 ora

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Death.  My rare genetic mutation is almost certainly a death sentence.  I will get Cancer in my lifetime. There is one way to beat the odds; Prophylactic Double Mastectomy. Sacrifice my breasts, yes, remove my breasts, and replace them with The New Girls.  This surgery is not for the faint of heart.  Removing healthy organs is unnatural, almost unthinkable, and surgery is risky.  But Breast Cancer is a horrible disease and has taken so many people I loved.

When I faced this choice, there was no information.  I was confused, scared, uncertain. Was this too drastic or was I saving my life?   I made my decision, underwent the surgery.  During the recovery, I wrote this book so that others may have perspectives and information that I did not.  I now understand how little awareness there is of this mutation, known as BRCA.  There is even less understanding of the solution I chose.

The New Girls is the story of how I faced this frightening reality; hysterectomy, double mastectomy, the acceptance of the new me.  It has been a wild ride, an emotional one.  If you or someone you know is facing such a decision, hopefully, The New Girls will give comfort, knowing they are not alone.

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The New Girls

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The New Girls

Lunghezza: 159 pagine1 ora

Descrizione

Death.  My rare genetic mutation is almost certainly a death sentence.  I will get Cancer in my lifetime. There is one way to beat the odds; Prophylactic Double Mastectomy. Sacrifice my breasts, yes, remove my breasts, and replace them with The New Girls.  This surgery is not for the faint of heart.  Removing healthy organs is unnatural, almost unthinkable, and surgery is risky.  But Breast Cancer is a horrible disease and has taken so many people I loved.

When I faced this choice, there was no information.  I was confused, scared, uncertain. Was this too drastic or was I saving my life?   I made my decision, underwent the surgery.  During the recovery, I wrote this book so that others may have perspectives and information that I did not.  I now understand how little awareness there is of this mutation, known as BRCA.  There is even less understanding of the solution I chose.

The New Girls is the story of how I faced this frightening reality; hysterectomy, double mastectomy, the acceptance of the new me.  It has been a wild ride, an emotional one.  If you or someone you know is facing such a decision, hopefully, The New Girls will give comfort, knowing they are not alone.

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