She will be having a double mastectomy immediately followed by reconstruction. The breast surgery will be nearly two hours and the reconstruction surgery will be close to eight hours.
Kathy has had many biopsies in the past six weeks and each once has come back negative for cancer. With that said, they will obviously be testing everything they remove as nearly every single cell and tissue in her breasts are precancerous.
This surgery provides Kathy with a less than 1% chance of cancer ever making its way into her breasts in the future.
Kathy is a very private person. She doesn't take many days off and she doesn't cancel appointments. As a result we decided to
"go public" with her health situation.
The beauty of this is that it allowed open and honest discussions in the salon. It opened clients hearts in the forms of a GoFundMe campaign and a Take Them a Meal. Kathy received many beautiful emails, cards, notesand flowers.
And so, people of the world - if you can take a moment to send love, light, prayers, positivity, strength, optimism and/or anything else you've got to Kathy, her family, her surgeons, and the entire medical staff today and for the next several weeks of recovery, I for one would be truly grateful.
I will lay your body down in healing waters
Turn this darkness into light, help you stand, I'll help you fight
But don't ever let them break your spirit
And have faith, (A light will shine on you)
and someday a light will shine on you