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« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2016, 10:45:15 PM »
My name is Kristina and I'm a breast cancer survivor.  I was diagnosed in February 2015 and will have my last reconstructive surgery this October.  Whoot!
I was diagnosed with leukemia as a child, but breast cancer felt like a whole new arena!  I had six rounds of chemotherapy before having a double mastectomy last fall.  The port made me feel like I had an alien implanted in me, the medicines made me miss all my favorite foods, and the drains were a pain in my side - literally.  But I had a great oncologist, a great breast surgeon - Dr Laidley, and a great plastic surgeon - Dr Antonetti, so after I fell apart, they helped put this humpty dumpty back together again!