Good morning all
Some issues have come to light in my family recently which mean I may be eligible for a BRCA ( it’s the gene mutation which increases the risk of breast cancer amongst others) test.
It seems to me that the worst possible outcome would be to agree to the test, be tested positive but then for reasons of pre existing health conditions- in my case ulcerative colitis, inflammatory arthritis and hearing loss - be told that surgery was too risky. If that was a possibility I think I would stick with ignorance is bliss!
Has anyone had surgery such as a mastectomy or hysterectomy since having RA or equivalent? Was this an issue? For example was recovering more difficult? Or was the operation itself more of a challenge?
I am going to ask my rheumatologist about this when I next see him but thought I would put the question out there to hear your experiences.
Enjoy the sunshine and I look forward to seeing your replies