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Just diagnosed with breast cancer. About to have a mastectomy. Seeing surgeon today to decide if Iwa

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Re: Just diagnosed with breast cancer. About to have a mastectomy. Seeing surgeon today to decide if

Hi Mini Mad

Thanks for reply.

 

just spent 5 hours having loads of scans. Saw my surgeon to discuss reconstruction. After great discussion and listening to the specialist decided to go the route DIAP. Will have reconstruction using a flap from my stomach. Seeing the plastic surgeon at St Thomas who will have final say. Felt very confident with my surgeons advice. Well now have to stay strong and healthy for the long road ahead.

will keep this blog going. Thanks for all your support. Love 💖 

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Re: Just diagnosed with breast cancer. About to have a mastectomy. Seeing surgeon today to decide if

Hi Doherty

theres just so much to take in 🤷‍♀️
i had a left mastectomy last year and had decided already that at my age,  i was 69,  i wouldnt have reconstruction.  Maybe if i was 20 years younger i would have considered it.

just didnt fancy the longer recovery time,  wanted it all over asap.

 

but thats just me...  you need to think long and hard about what you want.  
ask lots of questions..  could i have recnstruction at a later date,  how long is recovery ??

good luck .  Mini mad xx 💖💖

 

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Re: Just diagnosed with breast cancer. About to have a mastectomy. Seeing surgeon today to decide if

Doherty just take it one step at a time, trust your teams have seen it all before ❤️Use the threads and someone like me option as ask the nurse option too. You are in control even if it doesn’t feel like you are ❤️💕💕Shi xx

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Re: Just diagnosed with breast cancer. About to have a mastectomy. Seeing surgeon today to decide if

Hi 

thank you for info.

im almost 75 and my cancer is grade 2 hormonal. Seeing surgeon today. Just had 2 scans. Given me loads of literature and wants me to decide what type of reconstruction I want to have after my mastectomy?? Has put me on Letrozole which is giving me pain after 5 tablets!!

most of friends and family who have had breast cancer have gone for complete removal??

really don’t know what to do. Being diagnosed last week was a shock and now all this ahead of me. Feel so frightened and confused. Thanks 

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Re: Just diagnosed with breast cancer. About to have a mastectomy. Seeing surgeon today to decide if

Doherty ❤️ Ask questions of your team what if you do and what’s recovery time and if not could you have at a later date? It might help you come to decision ❤️I had therapeutic mammoplasty one side and could have been levelled up at same time, I chose not to but wish I had now because it would have all been done in one go. I’ve still not been levelled up nearly 3 years on because I’ve adapted and live with them as they are, you do what you are comfortable with my lovely it’s your body and your decision ❤️Hope this helps 💕💕Shi xx

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Just diagnosed with breast cancer. About to have a mastectomy. Seeing surgeon today to decide if Iwa

Have to decide today if I want to have reconstruction?? I’m so confused. So much literature and advice. Everyone has a different story I really don’t know what’s best for me.