September 16th on my calendar is my very own
"Potentially Fatal Fat and Tissue Removal Day"
fat and tissue removed from my chest ; a nipple-
sparing, skin sparing bilateral prophylactic
mastectomy with reconstruction. Exactly 12 years
prior to this date, on September 16, 1998,
I had a potentially fatal fat & tissue tumor removed
from my brain (I was previously diagnosed with an
acoustic neuroma, a brain tumor). This previous
diagnosis and major brain tumor surgery factored
heavily into my decision making process to move forward with
prophylactic breast surgery.
Taken from my BRCA memoir "Resurrection Lily" which has taken me way longer to write than I ever anticipated!
I will keep you posted on my progress and its release.
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