My aunt recently had the mastectomy, and then reconstruction later on. The surgery and methods are so advanced and I can’t believe my eyes with the amazing pair she gets. I wish you all the best in your decision. Hope things will work out positively for you.
I hope by sharing a little about my journey I can help you in small way.
I had bcome in 2007 and again in 2014, after treatment I had the bc genetic test and I am brca 2 positive. As a result of this information I decided to have my Ovaries removed in 2015.
Now, just 2 weeks ago (21/11/16) I had a double skin sparing mastectomy with a latissimus dorsi reconstruction on both sides. I can honestly say that my surgeon has made me two amazing breasts, actually their better than my original ones! Although I feel light across my back and chest I would recommend this type of proceedure to anyone facing the same outlook of living with a time bomb waiting to go off!
I can now breathe a sigh of relief knowing that my risk reducing surgery will enable me to live without the bc fear.
I personally think this type of reconstruction is the best as it feels so warm and natural. For me the idea of implants being put in my body was not a road I wished to down.
Pamela, I hope this letter has helped you in some way and please feel free to private message me if you want to.
Love Lynne x
Hope that you don't mind me replying. I am sure that others will be along soon to help but I thought this could be something that we could help with.
Lots of people actually call us with similar concerns. I do think that making these decisions can be difficult as there is no right and wrong, but it can be hard to work out what is 'right' for you.
If it would be a help, we could arrange for you to speak with someone that has had the procedure and possibly other women that have had different types of reconstruction. They won't be able to say what is best for you but they can talk things through and tell you about their experience.
If this would be a help, please do email us email@example.com or call us 0114 263 6490. We have lots of volunteers you could speak with over the phone and a few that you could speak with via email. All of them want to help, as they know what it is like.
Very best wishes
I had a masectomy approx 2 yrs ago, followed by chemo and radio therapy.
I am on Lexatrole until 2020.
all my treatment went well and I am fine with Lexatrole.
However, its decision time regarding breast reconstruction. I would be grateful for advice from ladies who have had this procedure. I am a little nervous about "introducing a foreign body into my breast for the gel implant - but feel this seems to be the easiest of procedure ?)
any info will be grateful received.