Reaction to Study ( 5/6)
A couple of days ago, I wrote about a new study re women's satisfaction with their breast surgery. As noted at the time, the study included women who had reconstruction post mastectomy as well as women who had cosmetic breast surgery. I was angered by the assumption that the groups could be studied together and want to share (with her permission) this note from a woman who had reconstruction after a mastectomy for breast cancer.
If others would like to write to me or, even better, add comments here, we could consider sending a letter to the authors of the study.
Hester I read the study and I felt insulted by it. To compare a woman that decides to have reconstruction after a multilating surgery in order to regain an illusion of normalcy as she struggles to live her life, is not a light decision. Taking someone looking for the magazine image of perfection, (I was a little more than shocked when I found out that new breasts were the most requested gift at a recent high school graduation) so to compare a cancer reconstruction to someone that's "so happy with her round perky breasts" just doesn't work for me. This comment got me " It's really like that part of my life didn't happen. It's not denial. I mean I still have to be vigilant and everything its just I got my life back, I really did. " Who IS this woman? I could go on....and on...and on...but I won't Perhaps the study should have sat in on one of our groups.... sorry but I really don't like being put in the same category as the other
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