Dear d1zzy22. Sorry I did see your post a couple of days ago, but haven't had chance to reply until now. I had a single mx in June 14 and then in Dec 14 decided to have a LD Flap which uses your back muscle. I'm not a vain person but just wanted to look as normal as I could in the circumstances. Every time I looked at my mx scar it was a reminder I had BC. Although I did read up on it I wasn't sure how it would look. I just knew I needed something there. So, in Dec I had 4 days in hospital following my op and then was allowed to go home. I didn't really have any pain in my back where muscle and skin was taken although I have a big scar, where it was painful for me was under my arm which I used to the "junction of where everything happened" I not going to lie it was a painful few months and BHS stretch bras became my best friend. I would say it was about 4 months for everything to feel normal again. For me the result far out weighed the pain. It has given me my confidence back and it helps me to try and forget whats happened. I've just had a nipple recon but it hasn't been revealed yet! Hope this helps and if you want to chat more happy to help just didn't want to make it a too lengthy reply! xx
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