You did make me laugh! BUT I was told that the scar tissue (which makes your breast hard) can be removed with a day hospital procedure, so perhaps worth exploring? So far so good, for me, bruising all over the place, sleeping uncomfortable, but I manage to do most things except lifting weights because the wounds are so fresh I dread it, with the side where I had my mastectomy. I believe that using it as much as possible will help in the long term (it as in "the side" - not the boob to knock out people but you never know, a secret bionic weapon...). I have heard that also the seroma is easily drained by a nurse. I think that laughingis the only way, we all know what we have been through, and how unfair all of this is. I'd rather make the most of this (ie, a perky little new breast!)
rather than complain. Medicine and medics do their best, it is not their fault that we got breast cancer.
Loving these threads, what funny lot you are, and yes, a wonderful sense of humour. I am going in in 10 days, for a mastectomy, with reconstrction, had the other one done 14 years ago... it does seem the pain and discomfort is not so bad. Looking forwad to bouncing off people.I was nursing a patient once, and almost gave her a black eye when leaning over her, When I expalined to her what I had done, we cried with laughter.
Yes, I agree and I am going to have the "healthy" breast removed. It is a high risk of recurrence and I cannot see why one should risk! I just had my mastectomy with reconstruction (literally, my op was last night), with latissimus dprsi reconstruction, and already my breast looks good, despite the lack of a nipple! Onwards and upwards! xx
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