A Guide to Preparing for a Mastectomy

A Guide to Preparing for a Mastectomy
Journey_Toward_Pink_Path_Jessica_Grono I know I've written before about what to do and expect if you are getting a double mastectomy. However, with a double mastectomy, something new and ever-changing is right around the corner. As such, I wanted to provide you with some new tips and ideas before your surgery, along with what to pack for the hospital, and how to have a recovery that is as comfortable as possible. First and foremost, I want to say that no matter how you got here in your life journey, you are a remarkable person. You are stronger than you realize and can move mountains with your strength. Making the decision to undergo a double mastectomy is incredibly difficult, and I want you to know how amazing you are. You are never alone in this! There are several different approaches to handle your upcoming mastectomy. Many women have a "Bon Voyage" party before getting their double mastectomy. They gather with all of their friends and throw a supportive party. Laughter and support can help anyone going through a double mastectomy by reminding them that they are not alone. Another way to prepare for your surgery is by doing what makes you happy and feel calm. I spent the day getting everything ready, going to my annual dental appointment, and going to a play with my daughter and father. That night I hung out with my husband and relaxed by watching our favorite television shows. Be true to yourself and whatever relaxes
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