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Tuesday, April 14 • 4:50pm - 5:10pm
Keynote: My Dearest Boobs...

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This is an ode to my boobs, my body and my new quilted life.  This is a personal patient experience exploration.
My patient journey began in 2014 when I received the call from the genetic counselor informing me that my BRCA test was positive.  In response to this news I formulated a plan. For the last 5+ years I have made life decisions, including pregnancy, child birth, a hysterectomy, oophorectomy, bariatric surgery and a double mastectomy with diep flap reconstruction.
On October 29, 2019 I rented out a hotel suite to party with my boobs one last time.  On November 27, 2019 I underwent a double mastectomy and diep flap reconstruction. I am on the road to recovery.  With more surgeries looming I have a quiet voice in the back of my head…  Wondering if my decisions were the right ones. 
Hear about my experience and gaps that I wished were filled.

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Brenna Monahan

Patient Experience Consultant, OHSU
Former practice manager and current patient experience consultant. Lover of laughs and hypothetical construct conversations. Devoted to inquisitive exploration of self and others. Mother of Edith. Queer. Creator of space and fun. Lipstick wearer and hair player. Quilted body embracer... Read More →

Tuesday April 14, 2020 4:50pm - 5:10pm
Main Ballroom

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