Jan 5, 2012 11:12 PM 9911 wrote:
I didn't keep them ... I had BMX and DIEP & Muscle-Sparing Free Tram.
I had Lumpectomy both time in the beginning before chemo. Did the chemo & rad the first time and chemo this time. I was offered rad or MX this time. I didn't want rad ... it would be on my left side and I also didn't want to do the driving for 33+ days to the hospital. It was time to let my breast go. I did all I can to keep them. It was time for BMX with free flap surgery. My body looks Iike before I had kids now. The scars are not pretty. I had a few hard days in the hospital without the right pain med. The first week at home was hard on my husband ... he had to get my med, food & whatever. Once I started walking again (was doing about 4 miles before the 2nd DX) ... everything got better for me and him. I had the surgery in late Oct. I'm almost 100% back to doing everything I was doing before the 2nd DX. PM me ... if you want more info ...
Best wishes ...
Diagnosis: 4/2011, IDC, Stage Ia, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-