Welcome to My BRCA Blog. I'm Amanda, I'm 30. When I was 28, I tested positive for the BRCA2 gene mutation increasing my risk of Breast Cancer up to 84% and my risk of Ovarian Cancer to 27%. I recently had a prophylactic mastectomy to reduce my risk. I am using this blog as a forum to express my feelings through this journey as well as to keep others in the loop. Newest entries are on top, scroll down or use the links on the side to see older posts.
I am back home now after my surgery to put tissue expanders back in. I'm still a little foggy from the anesthesia and have taken my pain meds. I am currently feeling a tiny bit sore and get this painful zap in my left breast every so often. But otherwise I feel pretty good! The difference in how I feel now compared with how felt after the 2 prior surgeries is amazing! I'm a little disappointed in the initial size. He only put in 100 c's. He had put in over 200 at the first surgery. I'm also a little concerned about the potential size... The expanders he used are 300 cc implants and I'm pretty sure last time they were 500. So I guess we will see....
But one piece of exciting good news - NO DRAINS!!! Woohoo! He decided it wasn't worth the added risk of infection this time around. I won't argue with that decision. It's soooo much better without them.
Now its time for a nap.