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    Decision Point (Career focus change): Career focus change. I have always been an extremely focused and driven person. I enjoy the climb up the corporate ladder. But after an extensive bout of chemo brain and the change of priorities that having cancer gives you, led me to change my career focus. It is exciting, scary, sad and disappointing all at the same time.

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    Loss (Body part/function): After the surgery, reconstruction, and chemotherapy, I really didn't think much about the loss of my breasts. It wasn't until probably a year or two after that it sunk in. I had lost both of my breasts. My body would never be the same. I Think that being grateful for being alive and in all honesty helping everyone else get through my cancer diagnosis allowed me to put off thinking about my own loss. Odd but true.

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      I went through that myself for about 2 years. I had reconstruction done in 2013 and still do not feel like I am connected with the implants. Its not like having the real thing. I just had the tattooing done and I told the doctor who was numbing the area where the areola was to go that I use to feel embarrassed when I had to disrobe for a doctor, but now I just don't care because they are not my real breasts. Maybe one day I will get over those feelings, but it has only been 3 years since I lost them. To each his own I guess.

      about 5 years ago
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    Celebration (Remission): Three years and no reoccurrence was a special day indeed. Next up is my five year date in November 2016.