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Hi Murphy, no worries. I'm happy is everything going ok for you 😃

I also wish you a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year, much better than 2018 was for sure 🌲🤗
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Hi carol Lina,

Sorry not replied sooner, the days seem to have flown by, all is good going back to see surgeon next month .How have you been? Christmas is nearly upon us, hope you have a lovely Christmas and hopefully we can look forward to a better year .

 

take care 

 

Xxx

Murphy 62

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Hi Murphy, how are you? What happened after the dressing coming off? Was everything ok? Are you happy with the results?
🙂
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Hi Murphy, thank you very much for your good wishes 🙂

My surgeon delayed my surgery. He thinks I'm not emotionally prepared (who can be?):-(
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Hi  carol Lina

How are you, are you going in to hospital tomorrow? Just wanted to wish good luck, let us know how it all goes.

 

big hug to you x

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi Murphy, thanks again!

Yesz it sounds a very long time. It's just how each person see or feel about something. I just can't handle with the feeling of being mutilated even if it was for one day. Maybe I should look for a psychologist, I'm getting afraid to develop depression. I've been completely scared when I receive a letter or text from hospital or when on my way to any appointment there.

They had booked to me a single mastectomy to December, but now they changed it to 28/11. I have an appointment tomorrow and don't know yet what I'm going to tell them, since they now decided don't give me even an expander due to radiotherapy(before they were talking about immediate reconstruction as I wasn't going to have rads neither chemo).

Big hug to you.
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Hi Linda, sorry for that, so far those messages don't appear to me 😞
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Hi carol lina

 

My messages keep going into spam, will have to sort this, It has taken over a year for every thing, I first had the right side mastectomy done with implant straight away, this had to heal, then in may if this year I had an implant to my left side to balance me up, then  November I had my nipple created which dressing comes off Monday so fingers crossed it is ok then I will wait again for tattoo. I know it sounds a long process but you need to let your body heal in between everything I waited for nipple construction to allow my implant on left side to settle so they can match the rightsde new nipple hope that makes sense. It is a very anxious and nervous time when you are told you have breast cancer  and you will find most of us have these feelings so you are not alone. This site has lots of help so use it as much as you can and don’t hesitate to contact your breast nurse, or help telephone no. Are you having double mastectomy? Will be thinking of you December what is your date? Also if you are able I have found walking everyday has helped plus I do a lot of physical activities and also downloaded the app called headspace which helps me sleep. Take care of yourself , sending you a big hug 💕xx

 

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Hi Carol Lina
Now I realise why you sent me a private message as I've only just read this thread and seen that your message appeared 3 times! I hope I answered all your questions. If not let me know.
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Hi Murphy,

I hope everything goes well when you take the dressing of on 19th. You're very near to finish everything and get rid all of the thoughts about this bad time! I'm really glad for you and wishing so much for my time to be able to "forget" it either!

Can I ask why your reconstructions took so long? It was because of chemo? I have mastectomy booked to December and I'm becoming more and more terrified and anxious.
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Carol lina

 

yes hoping to have tattoo, once I have healed x

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Hi Linda, I'm very happy that you're fine and back to work! I'm not sure if I understood correctly, did you get mastectomy, breast reconstruction and nipple reconstruction at the same time? So it's possible! Because I asked that to my surgeon and he's confident that he can do the reconstruction right after the mastectomy, but he said that to do the nipple reconstruction the wound needs to be already healed. I'll talk to him on my appointment tomorrow.

Many thanks for sharing.

PS: I wrote this message three times yesterday and the last time it was there, but today when I came to see if you had replied, I realised that it had disapeared. 😞
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Hi Linda, I'm very happy that you're fine and back to work! I'm not sure if I understood correctly, did you get mastectomy, breast reconstruction and nipple reconstruction at the same time? So it's possible! Because I asked that to my surgeon and he's confident that he can do the reconstruction right after the mastectomy, but he said that to do the nipple reconstruction the wound needs to be already healed. I'll talk to him on my appointment tomorrow.

Many thanks for sharing.
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Hi Linda, I'm very happy that you're fine and back to work! I'm not sure if I understood correctly, did you get mastectomy, breast reconstruction and nipple reconstruction at the same time? So it's possible! Because I asked that to my surgeon and he's confident that he can do the reconstruction right after the mastectomy, but he said that to do the nipple reconstruction the wound needs to be already healed. I'll talk to him on my appointment tomorrow.

Many thanks for sharing.

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No worries Murphy. Thanks for you answer and I'm very glad you're doing well. Are you going to have a tattoo later?
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I'm doing ok thanks, my nipple has settled down nicely and looks really good and I'm back at work now.

Good luck for next Monday. Let us know how you get on xx
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Hi Linda17

 

sorry not got back to you my messages keep going in spam box. Yes have had nipple construction on the 8th November, all went very well, going back Monday 19th to have dressing removed.

 

How are you doing? Xxx

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Hi  Carol Lina

Sorry have not replied, had trouble with thread, and the message ended up in my spam box. Answer to your question , I had right side mastectomy last September 2017 with no chemotherapy, I also had part reconstruction done at the same time.Have been having ongoing construction this year. Think I was more anxious than nervous, have had an amazing surgeon and his team have been excellent, had nipple construction on the Monday the 8th November all went well. Having dressing off Monday 19th. Hope all ok with you x

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Hi Murphy62

Have you had your nipple reconstruction yet and if so how did it go?
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Are you nervous? Wish you all the best! 🙂
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When did you take mastectomy? Did you do chemotherapy?
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No I'm not on any medication.  I had DCIS and because I had mx before it had spread anywhere I didn't need to have any further treatment or medication which I was very relieved about.

 

How is a nipple reconstruction done when it is delayed?  Is it done under general anaesthetic?

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Hi,

thank you so much for replying, had lrightside mastectomy September 2017, with reconstruction , followed by implant  in may of this year to left side to match other side now next stage nipple reconstruction, will be glad when I finally finish . Can I ask you wether you are on any other medication? Take care xxx

 

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Hi
I had a mastectomy and LD flap reconstruction 9 weeks ago and had a nipple reconstruction done at the same time and so far I am really happy with how it looks. I did have a few issues with it bleeding slightly a few weeks ago when the scabs came of but it seems to have settled down now. Don't be alarmed at how it looks when the dressing is removed, it will look a bit black because of the scabs and it will probably stick out a lot further than your other one but after a few weeks it does shrink quite considerably. In answer to your question I would say that it does look like a nipple.

Hope this helps. Can I ask how long ago you had your reconstruction?
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Hi everyone,

will be having surgery early November for nipple construction, would like to know if anyone else has recently  had this done  , and how successful it was . Does it look like a nipple.

 

thankyou

murphy62 

xxxxx