Fatigue. Numbness. Cognitive impairment.
It had been 13 months since Robyn Smith's preventative double mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery, and she was now suffering from multiple chronic health conditions.
Her hair had started to fall out. She couldn't sleep. She was constantly nauseous. Her lymph nodes were swollen. Her hands and arms were numb and tingling.
She'd never felt worse.
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"In my life, I had never done something that I so strongly didn't want to do, but I had to because the odds of developing cancer were too high. I actually didn't consider it much of a choice. I had a skin-sparing prophylactic double mastectomy and reconstruction in February 2019," she said.
"I cried all the way into the operating theatre."