I was diagnosed at age 42: triple negative breast cancer. I had a double mastectomy and four rounds of chemotherapy. Then 2011, I had reconstruction and a hysterectomy in a 10-hour surgery
Nipple reconstruction failed four times and I even got MRSA. I gave up on nipple reconstruction or tattooing.
Just in the past month, I got my third permanent makeup areolas. I am so happy! I have been posting on Facebook to “Fight Like a Girl” since 2011 and been participating in Relay for Life since 2011.
This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.