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Mascetomy and reconstruction tomorrow

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Farah52
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Re: Mascetomy and reconstruction tomorrow

It's over and now the recovery can begin. Good to hear you're enjoying your tea and you're back on the ward! Hope the rest of your stay in hospital is free of complications. X
Farah52
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Re: Mascetomy and reconstruction tomorrow

Wishing you the very best for tomorrow. And here's to a speedy healing process.

 

I'm having the same treatment in a few weeks, so know the emotional rollercoaster you've been on.

 

Hugs

Farah x

Pepsi
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Re: Mascetomy and reconstruction tomorrow

Hellooooo

How is everyone doing I had a successful operation yesterday 9am- back at recovery 4.45pm all went well sleeping like a baby and pressing on the morpfin ,good blood flow running through my new boob @3.30am new boob was strong like a big rock and Becoming heavy I had to go back to theatre @ 5am for evacuation because they suspected fluid so at 5.30am anethestic put my to sleep again back to recovery at 7.45am nothing really like what dey say but bleeding from vein .thanks to all the lovely ladies in this forum for your Advice am recovering really well now and having my welcome tea ,results will be in 2weeks I guess ! am ready for whatever results and willingly to work with the team,The pains are terrible my tummy and new boob.let me catch some sleep onces again thanks .
Evie-S
Community Champion

Re: Mascetomy and reconstruction tomorrow

MrsLet - I'm also sending you hugs and strength for Monday. Do ask if you have any questions.

 

And Pepsi - hope you are doing ok. Keep doing those arm exercises.

 

Evie xx

MrsLET
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Re: Mascetomy and reconstruction tomorrow

Hi Pepsi, hopefully by now it’s all over and all has gone well, I’m due in on Monday and the nerves are building! Wishing you all the best for your recovery xx
jane304
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Re: Mascetomy and reconstruction tomorrow

Hi Pepsi,

 

Not sure if you will see this before or after but wishing you a speedy recovery. I had a mastectomy and reconstruction (LD flap) 2 weeks ago today, I am recovering well and pleased so far with the results that I still have a cleavage. Your nursing team will take great care of you, take note of any advice or instructions you are given, follow the rules and you'll be amazed how quickly you recover and will then start to find your "new normal". Don't be afraid to admit any anxiety to the nurses, you will be cared for, both before and after.

 

It for sure is a time of anxiety but you're not alone and there are plenty of ladies here to give you support, guidance and virtual hugs if you need or want them. Enjoy your first cup of tea or coffee when you wake up, it will taste like nectar.

 

Keep in touch with your recovery/results.

All the best,

Jane x

Pepsi
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Re: Mascetomy and reconstruction tomorrow

Ladybowler thank you
Paulus I really appreciate
Evie-s thanks dear I felt relieved
Kiki2 you guys are a star u brighten my day
Love you all and thank u.
Kiki2
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Re: Mascetomy and reconstruction tomorrow

Hi Pepsi, I had a mastectomy with immediate reconstruction over three years ago, the build up to the op and nerves before I remember well, but it will soon be over and you will be rid of that cancer! I was sitting up by teatime having a meal. You do have to get used to moving without putting pressure on that arm, your core muscles work hard to move you around, and you have to carry 2 drains around for the first few days, but they usually give you a bag or holder to keep them in! Take it easy when you first go home as it will probably be painful to be upright for a while, you have to gradually build up standing/ walking time as it does pull on your chest a bit. But 3 years on it feels as if my “foob” is a part of me now and I no longer am aware of it all the time. (It does however always stay numb to touch), and cosmetically, even without clothes I am really pleased with the result. Good luck and hope all goes well, any questions please ask. Nic xx

Evie-S
Community Champion

Re: Mascetomy and reconstruction tomorrow

Hi Pepsi, I had mastectomy and immediate recon with an implant just over a year ago. It’s very natural to be anxious but you will receive great care from the lovely nurses. They will be there to reassure you before and as you are given the GA. Before you know it you will be back on the ward and will be rid of your lump. I’m sending you hugs and strength for tomorrow. Happy to answer any questions you have.
Evie xx
Paulus
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Re: Mascetomy and reconstruction tomorrow

Hello Pepsi

 

Warm wishes to you. . . . I haven't had the surgery that you are having, but I remember the apprehension I had for my first experience in May  -  and then after all that angst, I woke up from a dream feeling well-rested, and amazed that it was all done and dusted.

 

We'll all be waiting for you when you come back, so safe travels and speedy recovery xx

ladybowler
Community Champion

Re: Mascetomy and reconstruction tomorrow

Pepsi

 

I am sure one of the lovely ladies on here who have had the same surgery as you will be on shortly to give support to you, but in the meantime I wanted to wish you all the very best for tomorrow, you will soon be the other side of surgery enjoying a very welcome cup of tea.

 

Sending you lots of gentle hugs

 

Helena xxx

 

 

 

 

Pepsi
Member

Mascetomy and reconstruction tomorrow

Hello lovely ladies in the house please am having surgery tomorrow am a bit anxious any lovely words of encouragement and advice will be highly appreciated,thanks to you all.