Nov 2, 2020 07:55AM marie914 wrote:
Suze - I am 60 and I had the choice of a lumpectomy or an unilateral mastectomy or a bilateral mastectomy. I did not want radiation but I did want to keep my one breast until I saw how things worked. I did have an expander put in and will be getting an implant. I'm okay with it but I can see where just sewing me up would have been fine and I could have worn a prothesis or knitted knocker. I wear a prothesis that I got off Amazon for $40 or something. It works great now until my expander gets enough saline in it to match my other breast. When I am home I just go without. I haven't noticed balance issues but I think the prothesis I got makes me feel fine in public. You could probably get a better one if you are staying flat.