Baring My Chest

Sylvia Metzler, Age 80, Retired Nurse Practitioner/Social Activist

“Life holds potential meaning under any conditions, even the most miserable ones.” Dr. Viktor Frankl

Perhaps I was dreaming about it, or somewhere it played in my subconscious, but all I can tell you is that I woke up shivering. It was two days before I was to have the bilateral breast reconstruction. Something told me not to do it. Maybe it was my age, I was now 78, the longer time under anesthesia, fear of surgical complications, but it was clear to me that I wasn’t going to do it…..

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