Having gone through a double mastectomy, 17 chemotherapy infusions, and radiation treatments, this blog shares my experience with breast reconstruction and 3D nipple tattooing. I hope sharing my journey can help a fellow survivor weigh the pros and cons of these difficult decisions. I am grateful for the gift of life each day and want to share the word that mammograms save lives and that survivors are not alone.
It is no surprise many cancer patients feel a level of depression with their diagnosis, but what caught me off guard was when I felt my lowest — at the end of chemotherapy treatment and at the start of radiation rather than at the the beginning of the whole process. It is important to talk about mental health so that cancer patients to feel less alone in seeking treatment if necessary.