Sarah Ferguson is diving into the details of her recent surgery after being diagnosed with breast cancer. The Duchess of York once again took to her podcast to open up about the medical scare, reflecting on her mastectomy and reconstructive surgery which she says took eight hours to complete. «It's really just extraordinary to come to terms with a new you,» she said on the July 5 episode of her podcast with entrepreneur Sarah Thomson, which was recorded about one week after the procedure. «It's extraordinary.
You just cannot be complacent with yourself or life or just how lucky you are.» Ferguson recalled receiving her diagnosis after a routine mammogram showed a shadow, leading her medical team to recommend swift action. «From the drive from the Royal Free over to the VII, I sort of looked up mastectomy,» Ferguson shared. «And then pathology came back a few days later and then, of course, your mind's already gone racing in every direction.
And then [I] get a text saying, 'We think it's mastectomy.' Then your mind plays more tricks. And then you go and meet the reconstructive surgeon and you suddenly think, 'OK, we can do this.'»Her initial confidence waned, she admitted, upon arrival at the hospital. «When I walked in on the day, I walked straight into critical care and that made me a little bit wobbly,» she said.
Ferguson and Thomson had been exchanging texts before and after the surgery, with the former joking about «that lovely morphine smile» she was sporting after it was done. «I was chatting away,» she shared.