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Forum: Surgery - Before, During, and After — Surgical options and helpful tips for recovery and side effects.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2012 09:42PM, edited Nov 28, 2012 10:05PM by kelmo2013

kelmo2013 wrote:

I have been reading all the tips on what to bring to the hospital and things to have ready when you get home.  I am scheduled for surgery Nov. 1 and feel fortunate to have found this website full of advice and tips.  Anyone else scheduled for November?  Here is the list:

  • Oct.31- Hollycat- BMX with TE reconstruction
  • Nov. 1- Kelly Hammock -Surgery 11/01/2012 Mastectomy (Both); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement, Breast implants (permanent) (Both)
  • Nov.1-Dessert1st- Surgery 11/01/2012 Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Right)
  • Nov. 2- Frapp- BMX
  • Nov. 5- Steiner18- BMX w/TE
  • Nov. 6- FLSUNMOM- TE replacement surgery
  • Nov. 6-Floridakt- BMX with TE reconstruction
  • Nov.7- Stride- surgery and Dx IDC, Grade 3, ER-/PR+, HER2-
  • Nov.7-MNSusan- I'm scheduled for bilateral mast w immediate reconstruction.
  • Nov. 7- Kelly513- Right MX SNB with expander
  • Nov.8- Angelrose-I'm scheduled for unilateral DIEP.
  • Nov.8- Momto7- Scheduled for BMX with no reconstruction
  • Nov.9-btrflynaia-  Surgery 11/09/2012 Mastectomy (Right); Prophylactic Mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)
  • Nov. 9- MandalaB - BMX Mastectomywith DIEP Flap
  • Nov. 10- ScarYola- BMX with TE
  • Nov. 12- Banksy- BMX scheduled
  • Nov. 12- Cherrie BMX with immediate DIEP in NOLA
  • Nov. 12-Jinjinl- possible BMX
  • Nov. 12- Pegs54- BMX with immediate DIEP Flap
  • Nov. 12- Zappons- BMX with TE
  • Nov. 13- Nicole503- BMX with Nodes
  • Nov. 14- Digitalcowgirl-Exchange surgery
  • Nov. 14- Everydayahollyday-
  • Nov. 15- Healing123- Unilateral MX with node dissection
  • Nov. 15- Satxruth- Right MX with DIEP Flap and LN removal
  • Nov. 16- Susiell-Surgery 11/16/2012 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Right)
  • Nov. 16- Juliaanna- Exchange surgery
  • Nov. 16- JoCanuck1951- MX with SNB- 2 removed
  • Nov. 19- CheriJ619- BMX wtih tissue expander placement
  • Nov. 19- Staynsane TE Replacement surgery
  • Nov. 19- Peb Unilateral MX
  • Nov. 20- SharonS- BMX with tissue expander placement
  • Nov. 20- Paula5- lumpectomy with node dissection
  • Nov. 22- Katem001- Unilateral MX
  • Nov. 22- Kiwi-kid- Partial Mx SNB
  • Nov. 23- Rdrunner- unilateral MX
  • Nov. 23- LisaB58- MX- right
  • Nov. 26- Mspill- BMX with TE expanders
  • Nov. 26- Craftybiatchy- lumpectomy with 3 nodes removed
  • Nov. 27- tammi- BMX with TE expanders
  • Nov. 27-Laniek- BMX with SN dissection
  • Nov. 27- Cmparker- BMX with TE
  • Nov. 29- Cdnchick- Unilateral mastectomy on right side with DIEP flap and ALND.
  • Nov. 29- Fickelchook- BMX
  • Nov. 29- Juneaubugg- Exchange surgery
  • Nov. 29- Chewyspree- BMX
  • Nov. 30- Mterkelsen- BMX
  • Dec. 3- Strike-Two- BMX with TE
  • Dec. 4- Chrisrenee7- Exchange surgery
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Dec 3, 2012 10:55AM LeeA wrote:

Chrisrenee77 - did you have any swelling or fluid retention after they came out?  I'm looking at your surgeries - did the drains go in at the time of your BMX or at the time your tissue expanders were placed? 

Admittedly, I've never done enough of my homework to know if the drains are associated with the actual mastectomy or the tissue expanders.  

One thing is definitely for certain - the fills have resulted in more drain output.  Hopefully (crossing fingers AND toes) this will start to go down.

God is with you in all that you do (Genesis 21:22) | Dx 10/9/12, IDC, 2.5 cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3 | 1/3 nodes | ER+/PR+/HER2+ | BMX 11/07/12 | Herceptin: 12/12/12 | Carboplatin - Taxotere: 1/2/13 | Radiation: 7/30/13 | Arimidex: 10/10/13

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Dec 3, 2012 11:10AM Chrisrenee77 wrote:

LEEA- I had drains with my BMX and drains with my TE's ( i had delayed recon) so I've had drains twice. With my BMX they came out a week later. My TE's came out 4 weeks later I did not have any swelling with the TE's but about 2 wks later I started developing the Red Boob From Hell, it was feverish, swollen, hurt to touch. I have had this twice now. I have been on antibiotics every week since 10-15. My drain output went down around week 3.5 and it went from 30 ccs to 10 ccs just overnight. I'm hoping no drains with exchange surgery on Wednesday but preparing for the worst.

Hope your output goes down overnight and you can have them out this week .

chrisrenee77- You are only as strong, as the people who support you!

Dx 5/25/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 5/25/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 06/05/2012 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal (Left)Hormonal Therapy 06/10/2012 FemaraSurgery 09/11/2012 Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Surgery 12/05/2012 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)Surgery 10/28/2013 Reconstruction: Nipple reconstruction (Both)
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Dec 3, 2012 11:34AM LeeA wrote:

Chrisrenee, thanks so much for the details - and I hope the Red Boob from Hell phenomenon is gone for good!  

God is with you in all that you do (Genesis 21:22) | Dx 10/9/12, IDC, 2.5 cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3 | 1/3 nodes | ER+/PR+/HER2+ | BMX 11/07/12 | Herceptin: 12/12/12 | Carboplatin - Taxotere: 1/2/13 | Radiation: 7/30/13 | Arimidex: 10/10/13

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Dec 3, 2012 01:09PM peb wrote:

I had Bmx two weeks ago, doing exercises for stretching and doing well. I want to ask if i should be concern or is it just the Dog flap people mentioned or hematoma or something worse.It is at the end of the incision on the side of body where the bs tie the incision together .Is this just a fatty bulge like. Anyone experience that . It is right at end of incision line.just wondering . Thanks.

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Dec 3, 2012 03:19PM momto7 wrote:

Looks great Juneuabugg Smile

" What doesn't kill you makes you stronger "

Dx 11/26/2008, DCIS, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+Dx 5/27/2012, ILC, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, mets, ER+Surgery 09/17/2012 Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Right)Hormonal Therapy 10/22/2012 ArimidexSurgery 11/08/2012 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Chemotherapy 12/12/2012 Cytoxan, TaxotereSurgery 08/16/2013 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)
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Dec 3, 2012 03:57PM Kelly513 wrote:

Hey all I have sharp pain in ribs looked in the mirror and I can see a line from my boob to my ribs really freaked out is this normal should i call the doc? Looked it up on line and they mentioned cording from lymph nod removal any one ever heard of this or think that is what I am experiencing? Any help would be appreciated hope everyone is feeling well and having a good day:) I am just about four weeks out!

Dx 8/3/2012, IDC, 3cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-Surgery 11/07/2012 Mastectomy (Right)
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Dec 3, 2012 06:21PM jenjenl wrote:

Kelly513 - I am 3 weeks post op and dealing with cording as well, check this link out.  My doctor referred me to a specialized physical therapist, I have yet to schedule my 1st session but will let you know how it goes. My goes from my shoulder, down the arm pit to my elbow.  I can not straighten my arm or lift it above my shoulder.  Very annoying and discouraging. 

www.breastcancer.org/treatment...

 

34 year old wife and mother of 2 children, ages 6 and 4. BRCA1+

Dx 10/30/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 1/15 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-Surgery 11/12/2012 Mastectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Axillary Lymph Node Dissection (Right)Chemotherapy 12/18/2012 Adriamycin, Cytoxan, TaxotereSurgery 04/22/2013 Prophylactic Ovary Removal (Both)Radiation Therapy 04/29/2013 ExternalSurgery 07/22/2013 Mastectomy (Left)Surgery 01/20/2014 Reconstruction: DIEP flap (Both)
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Dec 3, 2012 06:32PM Chrisrenee77 wrote:

went for my last preop appt with my PS today. Surgery is wednesday at 0730. Talked over what implants will be placed at time of surgery. On my last appt with him, I was nervous as hell. Didn't want to take pictures, and cried the whole time doing them. Today, his surgical assistant came in said to change into the robe so we can take pics. I happily obliged, practically running to meet her in the room. lol. After all the visits with my PS in the last 3 mos, I am practically ripping my gown open because of my numerous questions that I had. I am no longer modest about what I look like. I have never been more comfortable with a male doctor than I am with my PS. I can't wait for Wednesday morning, I am so excited.

chrisrenee77- You are only as strong, as the people who support you!

Dx 5/25/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 5/25/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 06/05/2012 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal (Left)Hormonal Therapy 06/10/2012 FemaraSurgery 09/11/2012 Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Surgery 12/05/2012 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)Surgery 10/28/2013 Reconstruction: Nipple reconstruction (Both)
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Dec 3, 2012 06:41PM, edited Dec 3, 2012 06:42PM by LeeA

Yep.  I hear you on modesty, Chrisrenee.   Whoosh - mine's out the window!

The other day there were two nurses, my husband and the breast surgeon (and myself) all talking in the examining room.  I was sitting there on the table - the robe had come off to redo the tape - and I was naked from the waist up (other than those two omnipresent plastic grenades/drains and the Kotex™ pad looking holster).  It didn't even faze me.    

Editing to add - I'm happy to hear you're so comfortable with your doctor!  I think that makes an enormous difference, regardless of what kind of doctor it is.

God is with you in all that you do (Genesis 21:22) | Dx 10/9/12, IDC, 2.5 cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3 | 1/3 nodes | ER+/PR+/HER2+ | BMX 11/07/12 | Herceptin: 12/12/12 | Carboplatin - Taxotere: 1/2/13 | Radiation: 7/30/13 | Arimidex: 10/10/13

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Dec 3, 2012 06:48PM Chrisrenee77 wrote:

LeeA- yeah my PS is super nice and truly loves what he does. He rescheduled his whole morning on wednesday just so he could do my surgery, because the facility I have to go to wouldn't work with them for surgery tomorrow. It was his idea, so he could accomodate me due to my DH's work schedule. He's a paramedic on the oil rigs and is home 3wks and gone 3 wks at a time. The next time the facility was going to be able to do my surgery was 12/11 which would only give me 4 days home with him before he leaves again. I am really impressed by him and his work, he has yet to do anything that I don't like.

chrisrenee77- You are only as strong, as the people who support you!

Dx 5/25/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 5/25/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 06/05/2012 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal (Left)Hormonal Therapy 06/10/2012 FemaraSurgery 09/11/2012 Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Surgery 12/05/2012 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)Surgery 10/28/2013 Reconstruction: Nipple reconstruction (Both)
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Dec 3, 2012 06:58PM LeeA wrote:

That's really great regarding the scheduling.  Sometimes doctors aren't all that accomodating when it comes to changing their surgery days.  And I know how it is working it around a spouse's schedule.  I feel bad that this cancer thing has impacted my husband's work - meaning, taking time off, etc.  

I'm excited for you.  Soon you'll have this behind you and what a wonderful feeling that must be!

God is with you in all that you do (Genesis 21:22) | Dx 10/9/12, IDC, 2.5 cm, Stage IIb, Grade 3 | 1/3 nodes | ER+/PR+/HER2+ | BMX 11/07/12 | Herceptin: 12/12/12 | Carboplatin - Taxotere: 1/2/13 | Radiation: 7/30/13 | Arimidex: 10/10/13

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Dec 3, 2012 10:09PM ChewySpree wrote:

Pen, I have a bulge between the two incisions, too. I noticed it more today and think its a little larger than it was. I'm not as far out as you, I had surgery last Thursday. Mine feels like its filled with fluid so I'm hoping the drains will help it go down. Does yours seem to be getting any bigger? It could be a seroma?

My surgeon called today with the pathology results, and both my spots were pure DCIS - what a relief! One was bigger than expected, though - 8 cm. I'm thrilled that my saging didn't change, though - I was really worried about a micro invasion or additional areas of concern in the final pathology.

Dx 10/17/2012, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR-Dx 10/29/2012, DCIS, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR-Surgery 11/29/2012 Mastectomy (Both)
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Dec 3, 2012 11:49PM Nancybc wrote:

I had unilateral mastectomy on the left side on nov 26. Expander is placed. I m having low grade fever. It did go upto 101 today. I am feeling lots of tenderness under armpit area. Two lymph nodes were removed during surgery and result was negative. Still waiting on my full pathology report or the treatment options. Is the tenderness because of expander is normal? Nurse told me PS put 350 cc expanders and it is already filled by 100 cc.

Dx 10/12/2012, DCIS, Stage I, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 11/26/2012 Mastectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal (Left); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Left)
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Dec 3, 2012 11:50PM jocanuck1951 wrote:

Peb I have that buldge under my armpit as well, my bs called it excess fat with fluid at the edge of my ex breast. She had to drain my incision, 2 x-large needles full of reddish fluid. Made my mast extremely painful! So I'm back to tight binding and see her again on Wednesday. I asked what to do about the excess skin/buldge as there seems to be a clot there as well. We discussed re-excision down the road, she felt sorry for me I guess and said she'd revisit that. I'm worried of course about lymphodemia but there is a hunk of skin and she agreed that it is breast tissue.

I was right about a mastectomy versus a lumpectomy! I was sure there was more cancer and sure enough she said they found more lesions....so mammo, ultra sound and MRI still didn't find it all! She said that I would have had to return for a mastectomy had I gone with her recommendation. The question is....would they have discovered the other cancer with just the lumpectomy as it was in another location. She said the margins were clear....I requested the other breast off but because I'm going to have chemo that it will be cleared with that...meanwhile I'm stuck with 1 3x d's hanging around :(.

They found a lesion on my liver with the cat scan...how do we say scared shitless quietly...

Joanne, looking for more time to play! Liver mets right out the gate!

Dx 9/26/2012, IDC, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/2 nodesDx 12/3/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2+Targeted Therapy HerceptinSurgery 11/16/2012 Mastectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Chemotherapy 01/10/2013 TaxolChemotherapy 01/21/2013 Abraxane
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Dec 4, 2012 12:00AM cat24 wrote:

Joanne, I'm sorry you are having problems and pain from your mastectomy and the result of your cat scan.  I will pray for your peace of mind and strength to get you through this.

Take care,

Cathy

And call it an angel, call it a muse And call it karma that you've got comin' to you What's the difference? What's in a name? What matters most is never ever losin' faith 'Cause it's gonna be alright, you're not alone tonight

Dx 12/2/2011, DCIS, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+Dx 10/10/2012, DCIS, Stage 0Surgery 01/03/2012 Mastectomy (Right); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Right); Reconstruction: TRAM flap (Right)Hormonal Therapy 01/20/2012 TamoxifenSurgery 11/15/2012 Mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement, Latissimus Dorsi flap (Left)Surgery 03/12/2013 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Left)Surgery 07/02/2013 Reconstruction: Nipple reconstruction (Both)
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Dec 4, 2012 12:16AM Floridakt wrote:

Sorry, Joanne for your news. I keep all the November girls in my prayers. It is really scary that the MRI left some cancer undiagnosed.

LeeA I can relate to you about the drains. I went 9 days without them, but had 4 more inserted since my last surgery. They are more painful now than the last time. Two are still making a lot of fluid.

My PS did not put the TEs back in, she said we would try again in 3 months. I am glad they caused me so much pain, I want everything settled before I attempt them again.
I got on this forum in late October and have read it almost daily. No two stories are the same. I can't hardly believe I have been in bed for almost month recovering from 3 surgeries. I am still looking for the corner to turn.
Karen

Dx 9/20/2012, DCIS, Stage 0Surgery 11/06/2012 Mastectomy (Both); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Surgery 11/30/2012 Reconstruction: Latissimus Dorsi flap (Both)
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Dec 4, 2012 12:28AM juliaanna wrote:

Nancybc, With a temperature of 101 and the tenderness in your armpit, I think you need to call your doctor.  

JoCanuk, I'm sorry to hear about your scan results.  I'm glad you went your gut and chose the mastectomy.  I hope your recovery starts going smoother.

Wishing everyone a peaceful week.

"Just live your life so that every morning, when you plant your feet on the floor beside your bed, the devil gets a cold chill and says, 'Oh CRAP' She's awake.'" Original diagnosis 2/7/12-mucinous carcinoma.

Dx 2/7/2012, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 4/5/2012, ILC, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 4/5/2012, DCISDx 4/5/2012, IDCSurgery 04/05/2012 Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Surgery 06/01/2012 Mastectomy (Left); Prophylactic Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Hormonal Therapy 07/04/2012 ArimidexSurgery 11/16/2012 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)Surgery 07/26/2013 Reconstruction: Nipple reconstruction (Both)
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Dec 4, 2012 10:00AM zappons wrote:

HI Nancy, had my BMX on the 14th and dr. has kept me on anitbiotics since then. I am hoping you are on some too? Please call your doctor, a fever could indicate infection, and should be addressed. Good luck!

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Dec 4, 2012 10:07AM zappons wrote:

Hi Jo, Sorry you are having more stress Frown. It is very possible that the lesion on the liver is nothing. I have had one for 10 years that is totally benign. Hugs.

Sorry also that you are having issues after the surgery... I had mine on the 14th and still have one drain. Yes, they are a pain!  I got a special camisole that has a velco front and pocket for drains that I use all the time, helps me a lot. Insurance paid for it.... Near me, A Place for You in Clearwater, FL is the name of the place... I know they ship, if you are interested... Praying for you Embarassed

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Dec 4, 2012 05:06PM, edited Dec 4, 2012 05:06PM by Floridakt

Good news! The latissumis dorsi fl seems to have been a success. The is no skin necrosis. The first good news I have had since my first surgery. It feels so good to be moving forward.
Chrisrenee, I can't wait to hear about your new foob. I day dream of the day I can stop thinking about surgery.

LeeA so sorry you still have your drains. I had 9 short days in the last month they were gone and it was heaven. PS said I will have to keep them for at least another week.
JoAnne, stay strong. I have found there are lots of twists and turns along the road.

Zappons, I live in Odessa, Fl. Since my TEs will not be put back in until march, could you post the information about the store that sells the camisoles an breast pads. Do they measure for those or do you just get whatever size you want.

Has the December forum been set up?

Thanks,
Karen

Dx 9/20/2012, DCIS, Stage 0Surgery 11/06/2012 Mastectomy (Both); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Surgery 11/30/2012 Reconstruction: Latissimus Dorsi flap (Both)
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Dec 4, 2012 07:49PM Chrisrenee77 wrote:

Karen- my surgery is scheduled for tomorrow. I'm so excited I can't wait. I've been so excited today and sad at the same time. Today was my last day of work for the next three weeks, I'm going to miss my team so much. I will let you know tomorrow if I feel well enough to get on. Much love to yall!

chrisrenee77- You are only as strong, as the people who support you!

Dx 5/25/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 5/25/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 06/05/2012 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal (Left)Hormonal Therapy 06/10/2012 FemaraSurgery 09/11/2012 Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Surgery 12/05/2012 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)Surgery 10/28/2013 Reconstruction: Nipple reconstruction (Both)
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Dec 4, 2012 08:06PM Frapp wrote:

Good luck Chris.

Dx 12/24/2009, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 2, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 12/19/2011, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2-Dx 9/28/2012, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 3, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2-Surgery 11/02/2012 Mastectomy (Both)Targeted Therapy 12/20/2012 AfinitorHormonal Therapy 12/20/2012 AromasinChemotherapy 02/20/2013 Taxol
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Dec 4, 2012 08:07PM jocanuck1951 wrote:

Thanks for the info and kind words zappons!

Thank you ladies for the encouragement. Sounds like you're doing good Cats!
I'm going for more drainage tomorrow, my bs will use the big fat needle ;(( as my incision is hurting again from fluid buildup sheesh...

Flo, so happy to hear about your great sucess with your boobs...my drain was removed 5 days after my mast as it all blocked up and only about 5cc was coming out. Thanks for the offer on those tops, we have them over here as well. I just used a pin as it was easier, I'm still using the tops as a cami, it has room for my other boob so it doesn't flop around!

How did you guys have the option of Bmx? I wanted that but was refused!

Joanne, looking for more time to play! Liver mets right out the gate!

Dx 9/26/2012, IDC, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/2 nodesDx 12/3/2012, IDC, <1cm, Stage IV, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, mets, ER-/PR-, HER2+Targeted Therapy HerceptinSurgery 11/16/2012 Mastectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Chemotherapy 01/10/2013 TaxolChemotherapy 01/21/2013 Abraxane
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Dec 4, 2012 09:46PM dessert1st wrote:

Good luck chrisrene! wishes for an easy surgery and boring recovery :-)

Dx 9/17/2012, DCIS, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/5 nodes, ER-/PR-Dx 1/6/2014Surgery 11/01/2012 Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Right)Surgery 05/16/2013 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Right)Surgery 02/13/2014 Prophylactic Mastectomy (Left); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Left)
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Dec 4, 2012 10:48PM juliaanna wrote:

Chrisrenee, I concur with dessert1st.  We'll be waiting to hear from you.  Best wishes.

"Just live your life so that every morning, when you plant your feet on the floor beside your bed, the devil gets a cold chill and says, 'Oh CRAP' She's awake.'" Original diagnosis 2/7/12-mucinous carcinoma.

Dx 2/7/2012, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 4/5/2012, ILC, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 4/5/2012, DCISDx 4/5/2012, IDCSurgery 04/05/2012 Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Surgery 06/01/2012 Mastectomy (Left); Prophylactic Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Hormonal Therapy 07/04/2012 ArimidexSurgery 11/16/2012 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)Surgery 07/26/2013 Reconstruction: Nipple reconstruction (Both)
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Dec 4, 2012 10:49PM juliaanna wrote:

Floridakt, Great news! Hope the rest of your recovery goes smoothly.

"Just live your life so that every morning, when you plant your feet on the floor beside your bed, the devil gets a cold chill and says, 'Oh CRAP' She's awake.'" Original diagnosis 2/7/12-mucinous carcinoma.

Dx 2/7/2012, 1cm, Stage I, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 4/5/2012, ILC, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 4/5/2012, DCISDx 4/5/2012, IDCSurgery 04/05/2012 Lumpectomy (Left); Lymph Node Removal: Sentinel Lymph Node Dissection (Left)Surgery 06/01/2012 Mastectomy (Left); Prophylactic Mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Hormonal Therapy 07/04/2012 ArimidexSurgery 11/16/2012 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)Surgery 07/26/2013 Reconstruction: Nipple reconstruction (Both)
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Dec 4, 2012 11:55PM Chrisrenee77 wrote:

Thank you ladies will try to post as soon as I can. Hoping for a smooth surgery.

chrisrenee77- You are only as strong, as the people who support you!

Dx 5/25/2012, DCIS, 1cm, Stage II, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 5/25/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage II, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 06/05/2012 Mastectomy (Both); Lymph Node Removal (Left)Hormonal Therapy 06/10/2012 FemaraSurgery 09/11/2012 Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Surgery 12/05/2012 Reconstruction: Breast implants (permanent) (Both)Surgery 10/28/2013 Reconstruction: Nipple reconstruction (Both)
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Dec 5, 2012 09:33AM Frapp wrote:

Jocanuck, I spoke to every person on my team and told them why I wanted a dblmx. After a week, and after my onc spoke to the bs, she finally relented. I'm glad I did it. You can sometimes have things show up in your liver that are not cancer. I'm hoping that is the case for you. You must be petrified right now. Take a deep breath and take it one day at a time and if that's too overwhelming then try just one hour at a time.

Dx 12/24/2009, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 2, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2-Dx 12/19/2011, IDC, Stage IV, Grade 3, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2-Dx 9/28/2012, 6cm+, Stage IV, Grade 3, mets, ER+/PR-, HER2-Surgery 11/02/2012 Mastectomy (Both)Targeted Therapy 12/20/2012 AfinitorHormonal Therapy 12/20/2012 AromasinChemotherapy 02/20/2013 Taxol
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Dec 5, 2012 09:56AM Kelly513 wrote:

Good luck Chris:)

Dx 8/3/2012, IDC, 3cm, Stage I, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-Surgery 11/07/2012 Mastectomy (Right)
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Dec 5, 2012 05:25PM tammi wrote:

Hi ladies checking in. I'm a week out of surgery and have to say recovery has been going great for me. I have not needed my pain pills much but I do like them at night. I had my follow up appointment this morning. my cancer
did not spread my lymphnodes were clear. they said the margins were good. they said it is stage 1. the tumor board still has to meet to discuss further treatment meaning chemo or pills. I was originally planning to do the DIEP but now considering the possibility of implants. the only bad thing is I caught my family's child and not feeling great. sneezing is hell, it hurts so much.

I know I don't comment on everything but read here daily to see what is going on. everyone here has provided me so much comfort. good luck to everyone in recovery and being Cancer Free.

Tammi

Dx 10/3/2012, IDC, 2cm, Stage I, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-Surgery 11/27/2012 Mastectomy (Both); Reconstruction: Tissue expander placement (Both)Chemotherapy 01/24/2013 Cytoxan, Taxotere

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