No drugs for me!

Jason and I met with Dr. Salloum (the oncologist) on Friday. We discussed the genetic results and his strong recommendation is bilateral mastectomy, which is what we were already leaning towards. Because I am opting for surgery, there is no need to put any medication into my body at this time.

We will meet with the surgeon on March 1st and hopefully, get his recommendations for plastic surgeons. Since I want to wait until the summer to have surgery, I don’t expect us to set a date right now.

I also need to make an appointment with my gynecologist to discuss ovary removal. I’ve been reading several books, which I’ll name when I’m not blogging from my phone, and one of the books said it is possible to wait until 45 to remove ovaries because ovarian cancer with the BRCA 2 gene mutation usually occurs after menopause. We know that we are done having kids, but I’m not sure I want to deal with the side effects of having my ovaries removed right now.

I’m still doing ok and just taking everything day by day.

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5 thoughts on “No drugs for me!

  1. Jenn, Keeping you in my prayers. I admire your courage. I think of you often and sometimes I laugh thinking of the good friends I made on MFFL that will always be a part of my life as I am planning on being around for a long long time to watch Haley grow up and make you a grandma.

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  2. Jenn, it’s wonderful that you’re taking the time to research all your options and really think about what’s best for you. I’m thrilled to hear that you don’t have to put anything nasty into your body at this point in time – that’s wonderful!! Continued prayers coming your way!

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  3. You have been in my thoughts, Jenn. I’m glad that you don’t have to do drugs and that you have the time to research all your options regarding surgery and removal of your ovaries.

    I will continue to keep you in my thoughts.

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  4. I’m so glad that you’re investigating all your options, weighing them carefully, and making the decisions that are right for YOU. That is so empowering. I’m glad you don’t have to have any drugs, too! Still thinking of you!! xoxo

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