Friday, May 19, 2017

My REALLY Final Surgery

It has been sometime since the breast skin revision, which had its challenges post-operatively. I had another infection, which took some extra time to heal, and because of the radiated breast skin, the suture line was not quite as pretty as the non-radiated breast. But at least no cancer worries any more or so I thought.

The Tamoxifen used to prevent the hormone-related breast cancer, can also cause an overgrowth of uterine tissue and some small percentage of users get a second cancer in their uterus. While I was actively taking the medication, I had two biopsies, both negative. Since then, I have needed two D&Cs due to continued abnormal growth of the tissue. Both biopsies showed dysplasia, often a gateway to cancer. So the decision was made to remove the uterus, Fallopian tubes, ovaries, and cervix. Two days ago I had the surgery. All is well. I will know biopsy results in the next few weeks.

I am home and comfortable and hope to heal without complications...and hopefully this was really the FINAL surgery!

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