I just sent this email to my breast care nurse.
Thanks so much for being wonderful yesterday. You were an enormous help and support. I’ve spent the day thinking intensely about what my decision is and this is it.
I’d like to have a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction both sides using DIEP flap. I realise that the reconstructed breasts will be significantly smaller but I’ve investigated how I feel about that and it’s ok. For me the symmetry and feel going forward into the future is the most important factor. I’ll be infinitely happier and more accepting of the results if we do it this way.
Thanks to the whole team for their patience and understanding. I hope things go smoothly now and looking forward to seeing you again soon.