4yrs ago I was diagnosed and began chemo at the end of Oct 15. My oncologist told me I’d have treatment, mastectomy and auxiliary clearance and reconstruction, then radio. My surgeon said, a few months later, that would not be happening, I’d have reconstruction after the mastectomy. The following year I found out I’d not even been put on the waiting list. My surgeon offers me a reduction to my right breast while awaiting reconstruction. Then she changed her mind. I found this out from admin then I rang to chase up the appointment, 6 months later. Last November, I found out by chance, at a lymphedema appt that the waiting lists for ops had been halted due to the back log. This summer I was asked to see the plastic surgeon who asked me to strip, poked, prodded, weighted and measured, then told me I wouldn’t be getting reconstruction as the GP council has voted to stop all non life saving ops at our hospital!?! So what do I do now???
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