As the date approaches for my mastectomy (Aug 26th), time is becoming my best friend and worst enemy. The more time I have, the more research I’m able to do. For me, this is awesome because I am connecting with more and more previvors. I’m able to ask lots of questions and everyone has been so open and helpful with answers. People have even sent me photos of their results. It’s great to have this type of community.
Time is also my enemy because I am getting more eager each day to have the surgery behind me. I’m definitely thinking about the surgery a lot and trying to put all my positive energy into visualizing a quick recovery, successful surgery, and clean pathology. Good thing I have two 12 hour shifts two days in a row this quarter, which helps the weeks go by more quickly and helps me focus on helping my patients.