Delayed LD reconstruction after failed immediate DIEP
Im interested to hear of other women’s experiences . I had a bilateral mastectomy last September with immediate DIEP flap reconstruction. I was immensely pleased with the results, however one side ‘failed’ due a plumbing issue and had to be taken out, leaving the skin ready for reconstruction.
At at the time I really wanted to crack on and have the reconstruction, as soon as possible so I could move on, however now I have my appointment tomorrow plan for LD reconstrction , I’m not sure .
I’ve just got my life back and part of me wants to enjoy a long period of time in good health , free of appointments , able to plan nice times with family and friends , before what seems like starting all over again . I’d just started in a fantastic new job a week before diagnoses , and have been luckily enough to be able to pick up where I left off .
The other part of me is keen to crack on and have it all over and done with . My partner says he can't relax until I'm all finished.
My post is a bit rambling , but I’m really interested to find out when people had a second reconstruction following a failed first one, when did you have it , what did you have and do you wish you had it earlier or later ? Where you pleased with the results ?