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My name is Julie Goiset. I'm a 2 time breast cancer survivor, single mom, massage therapist and just turned 40!
I need to go through breast reconstruction again. I will be doing tissue expanders and implants again. It's done in 2 surgeries, spaced out by 4 months or so. Recovery time after each surgery would be 3-4 weeks given no complications. I used up all my resources going through chemo and bilatteral mastectomy in 2011, and here we are in 2015 and still haven't had the reconstruction, mostly due to financial reasons. Taking time off work for me involves having a savings. I still need to pay for rent, bills and feed my kids. So here I am, asking my community for help. I am willing to wait as long as it takes because I realize this is what I really want.
In 2011, when I was diagnosed for the 2nd time and had to face chemo and surgery again, I could not bear the thought of ever doing this again! That's why I opted for a bilatteral mastectomy. Well things always don't go as planned and I got an infection a week after I got my foobies and was in the hospital for a week and had to have them removed due to a mycobacterial infection. I was qutie devastated:( But knew when I was ready, I could try again. It has now been 3 years since I lost my breasts and turning 40 has given me the gusto to get what I want! So here I am, hoping and praying that I will get some foobies(fake boobs).
I am very grateful for any support you are willing to give to me and my family during this final process. It means so much to me! Many blessings to you!
With peace and gratitude,
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