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    Celebration (Because of the stage (stage 0) and my choice of mastectomy, I did not have to endure radiation or chemo.): After chosing a mastectomy, versus a lumpectomy, I reduced my reoccurence to .01%. This is an excellent feeling. Additonally, the physical apprearence from a mastectomy is much more asthetically pleasing that I expected. I have a scar across my breast, but it looks like a normal breast. I have two more procedures as I am still in the construction phase and I am very pleased with the results. (Early dectection !) Also, I have realized how truely blessed I really am.

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    Loss (Body part/function): I had to go through a grieving experience when I lost my breast. To get through this I relyed heavily on my friends and family.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Mastectomy): I was in excellent physical shape when I was diagnosed, which was/is a blessing. I ran and biked dailey. The physical strength helped be after my surgery. However, the mental and emotional experience was draining.

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    Oh No (Diagnosed): This was the most horrible feeling. My doctor said, "Julie, I am sorry I was wrong, you do have breast cancer".

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