Today is National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day.  There is a lot I could say about today.  In the interest of brevity:

I am a 31 year old mother of 2.  I am BRCA1 positive.

3/15/2012:

Bilateral skin sparing mastectomy, immediately followed by DIEP flap reconstruction.

6/22/2012:

Nipple reconstruction and abdominal scar revision.

10/01/2012:

First round of areolar tattooing.

There are many options available should you choose to have reconstruction after mastectomy.  I chose DIEP flap reconstruction; this is my result.  I hope that this helps you decide, regardless of what your decision is.

DIEP Flap reconstruction