“Are you scared?” That’s a question I’ve been asked a lot lately. I’m happy that my friends/family are comfortable enough to ask me that question. Weirdly, the closer I get to surgery, the less scared I am. Maybe it is because I’m so busy with finishing up schoolwork and making sure everything is organized before my surgery date. The mastectomy is scary, it is a 7 hour surgery with a lot of moving parts. But, in the end, my breast cancer risk is lowered from 87% to 1%. And that is what makes me have a very positive outlook about my mastectomy.