Everyone is lovely and don't be afraid to feel your emotions!! Don't hide them but being stubborn in a positive way will help you. I had to ask for my PCA to be taken away as the room was constantly spinning and I had double vision. I had to ask for my catheter out yesterday, and today to take the lines in my hand out. Be practical and work with your medical team on your pain management and go from there. Good luck. I'll be thinking of you.
I am out the other side with a new breast made out of my tummy, and no nipple. So far there is a fair whack of pain coming from my new breast but I can't feel them poking and prodding on the top when they come in - for now, this is such a bonus and I'm thankful I cannot feel them touching it.
I can't see much of my new breast yet as all the new tissue is underneath and I can't standup straight or lift it up and it's just so sore. Shape wise, it's better than my other boob and much less droopy! Lol
I had Paget's disease so lost my nipple. Not an issue for me if your life is at stake. They don't do these things unless medically necessary so I cannot agree with your comparison at all.
None of us want to have our breasts disfigured but if it is vital to your health you sign the consent form. Of course you can always refuse because they will not do it unless they have your consent.
I'm the same regarding nipple sensitivity and I know that no matter what, my husband and I will find other ways to get around this. I have mx and immediate reconstruction on 14th Dec.
For me, the big difference here with this operation is preservation of life vs religious/cultural reasons.
You can ask professionals not to take away your breast/nipple and be left with cancerous cells but I'm sure they would advise you against it. For me, I'll be thankful for whatever they do to rid my body of this disease so that I can start moving on.
Good luck x
Hello I'm new here...I was diagnosed with high grade DCIS last month and mx with immediate reconstruction is on the 19th. I know it has to be done but wondering if anyone can tell me how they felt afterwards? I have exterely sensitive nipples and experience nipple orgasms, it may be an extreme thing to say but this feels like FGM to me