I was recently diagnosed with High Grade DCIS. Surgeon is reccommeding Mastectomy because the area affected is too large. I'm very upset with this whole thing, and find myself crying all the time, I'm pre-invasive, so I know I'll live through this, but I'm so mad that I will loose my Breast! I know it's vain, but it's important to me. I'm super glad i've been getting mammograms. I have two huge questions, and can't seem to make up my mind on the reconstruction. Probably will do the implant, but I'm really worried it will look funny with one real, and one fake. Sad that I'll loose my nipple, but they will spare the skin. Anyone have nipple reconstruction? How did that go? How do they look! Other question: I have done some research, and a lot of people go ahead and get a double, especially if they turn out to have the gene? My results aren't back yet, but I'm hesitant as that seems really aggressive. How do you decide? Just a side note. I'm feeling frustrated with how long this all seems to take. It's been almost a month (if you don't coulnt the 2 weeks of testing before diagnosis) and I still don't have surgery scheduled! Argh! I don't know how you make such a life changing decision so quickly!
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