Ironically, he came back around six weeks later claiming to be single and wanting to help during my chemo treatment. He saw things that no one should ever have to watch their partner go through.To this day, I'm not sure how he still finds me beautiful!
Woman A: It was actual surprisingly easy to become accustomed to my new breasts. Luckily, my relationship helps me feel as secure as I do. But if I were ever single again, those would be out of the question because nothing would ruin the mood like explaining my cancer plight and reconstructive surgery. I've always been pretty confident, but I didn't realize how much my chest was holding me back from doing things, like running.
A mastectomy is a surgery to remove all breast tissue from a breast in order to treat or prevent breast cancer. I underwent chemo and was given the option to have a double mastectomy and reconstruction done all in one procedure.
(A lumpectomy, a surgery to remove only the tumor from the breast, may be an option for some breast cancer patients.) spoke with three anonymous women about their relationships with their bodies and their experiences of sex and love after mastectomy. I made the decision because I am BRCA1-positive, meaning I have a genetic mutation that greatly heightens the chance of breast and ovarian cancer and reoccurrence.
I got a lot of attention the past year, and the thought of having more attention because not having breasts was stressful. Woman C: I definitely wanted reconstruction since only one side was removed. However, I had so little extra skin after the mastectomy (my surgeon cut into my chest wall and couldn't get a clear margin) that I had a ridiculously painful tissue expander in my chest for a full year.
My (first) reconstruction happened almost exactly one year after the mastectomy.