Jan 14, 2020 12:25AM MinusTwo wrote:
Lefty - so sorry you've had to join this club. But extremely glad you aren't letting the first doc bully you. I had a BMX for DCIS much like yours with tissue expanders placed during that same surgery - under the muscle. The expanders were gradually inflated then I had to wait 6 weeks for everything to stabilize before I had exchange surgery.
First - you should have a breast surgeon to deal with the mastectomy and a plastic surgeon to deal with reconstruction. Second - no one will know for sure about the nipples until they are inside and see how close the margins are. But you shouldn't be told 'impossible' with no basis. Third - 1/31 isn't that far away. If you can get a doc you like, it's probably worth waiting. You could call every week and see if there have been any cancellations.
There are groups that might help with the expense. I don't know any, but I expect you could "search" this site and also the Susan B Komen site. And by all means ask your doc. Hopefully someone will post who knows mor about this.
As far as anti-anxiety meds, if you have a regular PCP or a GYN, either one should understand and prescribe something for you. If Yoga isn't working, how about fast & long walks. Binge watch some TV that you've wanted to see. Some people deep clean their houses.
You didn't say how old your youngest is, but if you know you're going to be having some treatment - whether it's BMX or not - it might be a good idea to get the weaning process done. Although this is only a guess, I'd think the imaging would be different without active milk production.
We'll be with you.