So the surgeon called today and my mastectomy and reconstructive process will begin Monday, July 6th. I still have two pre-op appointments, one with the surgeon who will be doing the mastectomy (the one who knits ) and one with the plastic surgeon. I’m not looking forward to the pain, the drains (all 6 of them!); spending another summer somewhat out of commission. But I am looking forward to no mammograms and no prosthesis.