Michelle Heaton has opened up about her recent double mastectomy, revealing that she feels both like a weight has been lifted and very emotional after her surgery.
Michelle underwent a double mastectomy and breast reconstruction on Tuesday last week has explained in her new Closer column how she was scared going into hospital,
“Going into theatre was daunting, given how worried I was in the run-up to the operation, but it happened so fast, I didn’t have time to think.
“I walked in, they laid me on the bed and put the needle in and started chatting to me about Liberty X! The next thing I knew, I was waking up,” Michelle explains.
I’m so relieved the operation is over
The former Liberty X singer is now relieved to have had her breasts removed after discovering that she carried the mutated BRCA2 gene which greatly increased her changes of getting breast cancer,
“It feels like a weight has been lifted. I’m still shaky and emotional and I keep crying all the time. It’s the feeling of the unknown – while I’m so relieved the operation is over, I have to take each day as it comes as there are still so many side effects.”
It’s the hardest thing in the world not being able to hold your child
Michelle has also explained that not being able to hold her daughter Faith ahs been the hardest part of recovering from surgery,
“Hugh brought Faith in to see me the morning after the op, but only for 20 minutes as she’s so active and I couldn’t do anything, not even hug her,” says Michelle.
“It’s the hardest thing in the world not being able to hold your child and it was awful because she could obviously sense something was wrong. She waves now and to see her waving as she left was heartbreaking.”
“It’s going to be a long, painful and emotional road ahead, but I know my little girl will get me through this and at least this part is over,” Michelle bravely finishes.
Here at heatworld we’re wishing you a speedy recovery, Michelle.