Hi Joolzc! Our current situations are quite similar! I carry the BRCA1 gene fault - found out a year ago - and decided that surgery was the way to go for me. (I did have breast cancer at 27 - 15 yrs ago and didn\'t want to risk getting it again if it was possible not to.) Had ovaries removed last October and first mastectomy with lat dorsi reconstruction 5 weeks ago. My surgeon would not do both at once either so am back on the waiting list for the other side. I agree it\'s not great to think of going back, but having said that, I didn\'t find the op as bad as I had anticipated. Good idea to discuss pain relief for next time - I had one of those PCA things where you press the button when you need to for the first night, then paracetamol and anti-inflamatory tablets for about the next week or ten days - I did try tramedol but it made me feel very sick, so I gave that a miss.
How are you feeling now? Five weeks on for me and it still feels tight around my ribs especially in the morning, but I am persevering with the exercises so hopefully things will keep improving. Like you, I feel I have made the right decision and have had great support from family and friends. Also lots of useful adice from these message boards! Take care, Joanne x.
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