May 11, 2011 03:41PM walker2222 wrote:
I like every ones information here. I had BMX w/recon a year ago today. 10 days after I had a massive infection and had to take my right (tumor side) TE out. Tried again in November and another infection so put the big stop on the recon. Still have the left TE in and I am working with my PS office to get a surgery date at the end of the month. I have been looking into prosthesis and like the idea of using a regular bra with the forms. I have a foam filled one for my right side and I have just been using sports bras the attach in the back with it but moves too much. Making my own pocket should do the trick. I bought a mastectomy bra at the specialty store I frequent but did not like it since it was an under-wire. Hate those. Looking forward to more info in the future.
God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference. I had several surgries due to problem with reconstruction, had last TE remove 2011.Dx 3/30/2010, ILC, 5cm, Stage IIIa, Grade 2, 5/10 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 05/11/2010 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal (Right); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Surgery 05/21/2010 Reconstruction (Right)Chemotherapy 06/23/2010 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxolHormonal Therapy 10/22/2010 FemaraSurgery 11/09/2010 Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Right)Surgery 12/14/2010 Reconstruction (Right)Radiation Therapy 01/03/2011 ExternalSurgery 06/07/2011 Reconstruction (Left)