After almost three weeks spent helping my sister during the recovery of a double mastectomy, I flew back home to the holiday hussel and bussel and still feel torn to be with my sister. Her surgery went well but she has a long road ahead of her to get well. She still has the stretching of the skin expander treatments and a final surgery in about three to four months. She has a lot of pain along with good days and bad days. After she discovered she had breast cancer she choose to have the BRCA DNA test to help her with her decision to not only have a mastectomy to remove three cancer areas in her left breast, but to have a double.
I hadn't been home but a few days and had to visit my dermatologist, where he treated eleven new precancerous skin spots. He flagged three areas for a return visit in three months, about the time my sister will be having her next surgery. My Dermatologist feels that when it is time to see my Oncologist in a few months, that he will want to run a BRAC DNA test on me also. I had abnormal cells removed from my left breast two years ago and with that and skin cancers, along with my sister and Aunt having breast cancer, that puts me at a high risk.
My sister is my hero. I really look up to her and how brave she has been through such a life changing time.
She is a survivor. I am so thankful to God for my sister.