More on My Story and Why My Reconstruction is Not a “Sexy Boob Job”

“More on My Story, Why My Reconstruction is Not a “Sexy Boob Job.” By Peggy Orenstein, Peggy Orenstein Blog.

“I don’t think women who choose bilateral mastectomy are cowards. But I also don’t think they are heroes. Not even Angelina Jolie. Is she really braver than someone who opted for surveillance, or to have her ovaries removed? If so, why?  So many of the choices we have with cancer are murky and lousy.”

This is part of Peggy Orenstein’s response to a reader who reprimanded her about a statement she made on her blog. Peggy wrote a long response to her in the comments section, then realized she’d rather put that response in a separate posting on her blog, where it’s more visible. It is a sound and heartfelt response to the emotional and thorny issues we all face when making risk medical decisions in the face of uncertainty.

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