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Topic: Healing

Forum: Older Than 60 Years Old With Breast Cancer —

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Posted on: Mar 29, 2009 06:35AM

kmccraw423 wrote:

Are you supposed to get tighter as you heal?  I had a bilateral mastectomy with insertion of expanders.  It was a skin-sparing mx.  I lost the expanders due to infection.  I plan to try reconstruction again but as time goes on it feels tighter and more drawn in - is this normal?  If, in 9-12 months when I try to have reconstruction again will all the skin 'spared' be sucked in so that expanders will really hurt - a lot?

I would appreciate the voice of experience as I am clueless.

Kathleen Dx 10/3/2008, DCIS, 4cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Mar 30, 2009 06:14PM kmccraw423 wrote:

Where is everybody?

Kathleen Dx 10/3/2008, DCIS, 4cm, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Apr 1, 2009 12:43PM coonie wrote:

Hey Kathleen.....I haven't had reconstruction, but just wanted to send big (((((((((hugs)))))))) and keep your post bumped up. Maybe someone will come along with answers for you!! Hope you're doing well today:)

Chemo: (4 AC) (4 Taxol); 1 Year Herceptin; Bilat. Mast.; Ooph; Last Arimidex Pill 5/31/13 Dx 11/14/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/15 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Apr 2, 2009 10:39AM Jenniferz wrote:

Kathleen,

If you post this to the reconstruction thread, you may get more results. 

Gentle hugs,

Jennifer

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