She had both her breasts removed
didn’t want to take a chance of infection
wanted the freedom to live her life without
the fear of cancer and after careful consideration
took a bold action and chose an operation
some would consider extreme.
In her explanation she said, “My body
is predisposed to this disease, I could live
my life under the threat or eliminate it before
it takes hold.” Some consider the action brave
others find it somewhat depraved to mutilate
a body but after plastic surgery and tattoos
this is a logical next step. More practical
lacking vanity or artistic expression
but a life enhancing operation adding years
free from worry of a growth that would involve
suffering more than is necessary.
Will this become the new normal?