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DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

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I can't believe a year has gone by since I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was only 36 with three kids. I thought my life was over, but I was told it was in the early stage. All I needed to do was have a mastectomy. What about my body? Yes, I was vain. I was too young to wake up with a scar across my chest. After talking with the doctor and looking at pictures, I thought well, maybe it would be okay. July 17, 1997 I had a mastectomy with reconstruction. To my surprise I have a beautiful breast. I'm still a woman. A special thanks to you and your staff for your patience, kind words, and prayers. It made such a difference. You really do care about us. It's a very scary feeling to hear the words, "you have cancer," but you took time with me. Thank you very much. People have asked me do I ever ask God, why me? Not really, because through it all I have met some exceptionally wonderful women who have all gone through this. We have a special bond that no one else can have. See, we understand true friendship. We don't take normal for granted. Life is really too short, so we value our time together. I wouldn't change a thing. I'm so lucky. A year has gone by since I went through surgery and chemo. I MADE IT! My life goes on - Thank God!

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