“Good Morning Friends! First look at reconstruction stage one. My amazing fiancée on daily drain duty, documenting fluid output. Loving support is key,” Sambolin wrote.
The CNN anchor announced on-air that she would undergo the procedure in mid-May, as actress Angelina Jolie penned an op-ed announcing her decision to undergo the procedure preemptively. Sambolin’s decision was not preemptive.
“As a woman your sexuality and your breasts and how attached you are to them, right, as a woman,” Sambolin said at the time. “So at the end of the day, it’s really difficult to say that I’m thinking about this, that this is something that affects me when I have two kids I want to live for. At the end of day I’m going to cut off my arms if it means that I am going to live to see them and to see them grow up.”
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