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Re: reconstruction waiting times?

Hi ironlady

I'm in D&G too!! Live in Dumfries. I was DX May 2009, had a lumpectomy and then had a double MX in August 2010 (at Western General) due to high risk of cancer coming back.

Let me know if I can do anything.

She xx

P.S. I'm 41

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Re: reconstruction waiting times?

Hi iron lady, I was dx dec10, had mx chemo and rads. I had my 40th birthday in the middle of tads. I was told I wouldn't have my recon until a year after rads finished which will be September. I have seen the plastic surgeon, a specialist nurse and had a ct scan last week to check my blood vessels. I meet the plastic surgeon again on 2nd Feb and if everything is ok, I'll then be put on the waiting list. I have been told this is 1 year long. I was a bit disappointed as I just want to move on. I'm in Surrey and being treated at the marsden xx

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Re: reconstruction waiting times?

Hi Iron Lady,

that does sound tough when you've got all geared up for something.

I am in Cornwall, the wait list is always within 3 months from when the surgeon gives you the ok for the op. BUT they will not do anything at all until at least a year from finishing rads. This is to give your skin time to recover properly. Like you I had mx and chemo and I finished rads in nov 09. I have just had my very first little lipofill ready for the implant in 3 months. I thought I was well last year but looking back it did take all that time to recover properly and its actually flown by. I also drastically changed what I wanted in that time and went from - 'do everything to make it look perfect' to 'do as little as possible'.

I have had a brief period of normal and its now back into it again- Hence me on the sofa on a work day writing this!- Its actually horrid being the ill person again but remember its not the same road emotionally this time round.

good luck- Naomi

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reconstruction waiting times?

hi everyone i was diagnosed last january having just had my 40th birthday.I have had a mastectomy chemo rads and now on tamoxifen and herceptin.

Met the plastic surgeon last week to be told the waiting list is 18 months!!!

I find this hard to swallow as i cant get back to "normal" till this is done.

Is this the same all over or is it just dumfries and galloway health board?