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Forum: Breast Reconstruction — Is it right for you? Discuss timing and various procedures and techniques.

Posted on: Jan 30, 2009 07:41PM - edited Dec 3, 2017 09:37AM by Mykidsmom

Mykidsmom wrote:

We love to include everyone's surgery dates - Please PM me and I will update the list to include you! The list keeps changing since we try to move forward as the dates move forward. Thanks. - Jean

Useful web sites:

Mentor: http://www.justbreastimplants.com/implants/mentor_specs.htm

http://www.mentorcorp.com/breastsurgery/reconstruction/breast-implants.htm

Mentor ultra high profile implants:

http://www.mentorcorp.com/global/physician-information/silicon-gel-breast-implants.htm

Allergan: http://www.allergan.com/assets/pdf/natrelle_catalog.pdf


5/6 - Gardengirls - Exchange Surgery (completed)

8/8 - Jonella - Exchange Surgery and Fat Grafting (completed)

8/15 - Remi50 - Exchange Surgery (completed)

8/26 - LRG02016 - Exchange Surgery (completed)

11/22 - BigBlueFish - Exchange Surgery and liposuction (for potential fat grafting) and abdominoplasty (completed)

2/27 - Pickmorewildflowers - Exchange Surgery (completed)

3/8 - Imkopy2 - Exchange Surgery (completed)

4-25 - ShoreGirl - Exchange Surgery (completed)

6-1 - Klix - Exchange Surgery (completed)

6-16 - Breastcanceryogi - Exchange Surgery (completed)

6-30 - Mominator - Revision Surgery (fix capsular contraction and reposition implant) (completed)

7-6 - Bevmomduck - Exchange Surgery (completed)

8/7 - Elkay7 - Exchange Surgery (completed)

9/8 - CarlaEM - Revision, switching implants, possible fat grafting (completed)

9/8 - NervousGal - Exchange Surgery (completed)

9/20 - Buffyjc - Exchange and Fat Grafting (completed)

9/22 - Noodlesmom - Exchange Surgery (completed)

10/9 - MotherofTwins - Exchange and Fat Grafting (completed)

11/1 - Lynae23 - Exchange Surgery (complted)

11/3 - MinuteAtATime - Exchange Surgery (completed)

11/3 - T-Sue - Exchange Surgery (completed)

11/15 - LettyF - Exchange Surgery with lipo/fat grafting (completed)

11/28 - Maui-Jen - Exchange Surgery (completed)

11/29 - Shoregirl- Revision Surgery - downsize implants, tighten pocket and skin, and fat graft (completed)

12/8 - Dafne - Exchange Surgery

12/20 - Bringon2017 - Exchange Surgery

AnnieAlso - Revision Sister in Waiting!

Prophylactic Bilateral Mastectomy w/ Tissue Expanders - 12/08 Exchange 04/09 Dx 8/25/2008, LCIS, Stage 0
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Dec 5, 2017 04:51PM EastcoastTS wrote:

Hey, guys:

Quick question. What are the post-mastectomy bras insurance covers called for the PS to write a prescription? Mine did not know what to write and I can't recall what it's called. I'm about set to go (three months post Exchange) in next month or so. Heading to Nordstrom based on lovely advice here!

THANKS. And happy holidays everyone!

Dx@ 49. Oncotype: 14, BRCA 1/2- Dx 1/4/2017, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/26/2017 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 9/7/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 6, 2017 09:27PM TaRenee wrote:

We set the date! March 29. That is the Thursday before Good Friday and that gives me Spring Break week to recover. I’m nervous but excited to get this done. I am hoping to be able to enjoy my break and hope the surgery goes well and recovery isn’t too bad. I meet with my PS in Feb to talk about implants, so I am soaking in everything you all are talking about. I have tons of questions for him.

Dx 7/16/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/15/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 9/26/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 6, 2017 10:10PM Scrafgal wrote:

Glad to hear It, TaRenee!

Dx 12/2016, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/6/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy FAC Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Dec 7, 2017 09:19AM Shoregirl wrote:

Dafne, while disappointing to have to endure another delay, I agree with Scrafgal that it is such a blessing you were warned and spared the chance of a bacterial infection.

TaRenee, congrats on setting a date!!

Eastcoast, I am interested in the info re insurance coverage for Nordstom bra as well. There may be another thread we could find the info.

I had my one week post op yesterday, drains removed. What a relief! I am def still sore from the fg but my energy is great and I am healing well.

Faith, Hope & Love, the greatest of these is Love 1st Cor 13:13 Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS, Right, 5cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 1/27/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 4/25/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 11/29/2017 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery
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Dec 7, 2017 09:27AM MinusTwo wrote:

This "Bra's 101" thread is not particularly active but has lots of good information about bra choices. Somewhere in this thread is the billing code for insurance that your doc needs to list on the prescription. I'm not good at computer searches, but someone that is could likely find it here. I know I have an old script somewhere and will try to track it down.

https://community.breastcancer.org/forum/44/topics...


2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Dec 7, 2017 09:37AM lynae23 wrote:

Thank you all for your input. I definitely need to check Nordstrom's out and they have one in the Woodlands Mall close to my home. I did find a pretty good 18 hour Playtex bra that snaps in front that I like as well. I had to try on 10 of them to find one that fit ha. Apparently I am a B cup or maybe a bit smaller then the C I wanted as well haha...we will see what Nordstrom says when I go get fitted. I used to be a D cup. My PS just does not seem to listen to me and my gut tells me to get another opinion. I still have this hard almost lump like area on the side of my breast where I think something is not quite right and it bothers me. He said it is fine and still "settling". It is not the appearance at all that concerns me - I understand that will continue to change. It is how it feels in that area that bothers me. Again, he just said "oh it is fine, just give it time". My other side feels fine and pretty normal...so I do not think all is fine. I changed my health benefits for 2018 where I can go to any PS so I may just do that in January. He told me again that I need to schedule my nipple recon for Dec 28th...I do feel that is too soon? Thoughts? He said the areola tattoo comes later. I may postpone that as well if I change PS. My PS does good work BUT I need someone who will "listen" and seem to be interested in how I am feeling and what I want. Right?

Dafne, I am soooo sorry to hear about your delay. Wow that is so scary about the bacteria possibly causing all of those problems. As scrafgal said it may be a blessing you did not go in there for your surgery. Hugs & prayers for you :)

Scrafgal-I am so happy for you. Man you sound like you are doing great...you and I are on the same time line pretty much but I definitely still feel something in my breast - especially the side with the issue ha. My other one feels pretty good, just tight but no biggy. If my left one would just do the same I would be okay. All of my swelling and bruising is gone from my fat grafting in my hips..they definitely look a bit better as well. I am just taking it one day at a time. I am still getting out and enjoying life to the fullest. We had a wonderful time in Canada playing in the snow with my 9 year old son. We leave this weekend for a quick trip for my husband to graduate with his doctorate in GA and then driving to Orlando to go to Universal Studios to see it all decorated for Christmas. My son loves Harry Potter and my husband and I feel like big kids too when we go. It will be fun :)

Happy Holidays ladies...hugs to you all :)

Dx 12/27/2016, ILC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Chemotherapy 2/8/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 7/24/2017 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right) Surgery 11/1/2017 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 7, 2017 10:35AM Scrafgal wrote:

Lynae,

I am not trying to alarm you, at all, when I say that I think that you should get a second opinion on your concerns. I just think that we all have enough to worry about, in general, so if we can alleviate some of that stress with a second opinion, why not?  I love my entire medical team, but I ask A LOT of questions--always have!  I told them, upfront, that while I trust them, it is my tendency to do my own research and to be sure that all aspects of my care have been considered.  I literally told one that while I feel that I am getting the very best care available, I feel that no one cares more about my life than me.  No one thinks about my health and body more than me.  So, for that reason, I will continue to ask questions, remind them of the specifics of my case and in general, remain proactive and engaged in my own care.  Each of my doctors responded well to this declaration.  So, in the end, getting a second opinion does not signal lack of trust in your doctor.  Any great doctor will simply see this as a sign that you are an engaged patient.

Sorry if that sounded preachy. I just think that, at times, the greatness of our medical teams can intimidate us from seeking second opinions. Things get overlooked and mistakes happen, even at the best institutions.  Again, not trying to scare you.  I just want to encourage you to get the second opinion.  If everything really is fine, the it would not be a waste of time.  It would make you feel SO MUCH better, right?

Have fun in GA and FL!  I can't wait for my vacation in New Mexico during the week of Christmas and through New Year's Day!  I return on Jan 1 and then start teaching the very next day....I want every last minute of vacation!

Dx 12/2016, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/6/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy FAC Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Dec 7, 2017 10:46AM lynae23 wrote:

Thanks Scrafgal- I agree 100%. Has your PS scheduled your nipple recon yet or are you having it soon? Just curious what all the other PS out there are saying as far as the timeline for doing that.

I know you are ready for your vacation coming up! I hope you have a wonderful time and enjoy every minute of it!!! I will say for me after being diagnosed, I definitely take more time to really stop and enjoy myself when on vacation more so than ever! Life is so precious and we have to enjoy every moment :) Have a WONDERFUL time!!!

Dx 12/27/2016, ILC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Chemotherapy 2/8/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 7/24/2017 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right) Surgery 11/1/2017 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 7, 2017 11:50AM Scrafgal wrote:

Lynae,

My PS has recommended that we wait a few months, until the implant settles, before making any additional moves.  If I need a revision of any sort, he sees that as the next step. Mostly, this is because I had a unilateral mastectomy.  So, getting things aligned is more challenging.  The nipple needs to be done last, after all shifting is presumed over, or else the nipples won't be aligned. My next appointment with my PS is in mid-March.  At that point, we'll know whether I need a revision and, if so, will schedule that for May or June.  With a bilateral MX, it might not matter as much.  However, I would think that it might still be better to have the implants settled first.  I've often heard that 6 months is about the average time to wait.

Dx 12/2016, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/6/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy FAC Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Dec 7, 2017 11:51AM Scrafgal wrote:

Oh...and I decided that I am going to have the nipple tattoo done vs. nipple reconstruction....

Dx 12/2016, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/6/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy FAC Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Dec 7, 2017 03:43PM robinblessed54 wrote:

Scrafgal, I went with the nipple tattoos and love them! I didn’t want to have more cutting that might turn into scars and they fail and flatten most of the time. Besides, this way I don’t have to worry about hiding them! Nerdy I went to Cory Miller of LA Ink fame. His shop is only 45 mins from home. I paid $600, and worth every penny! It makes such a difference in how you view yourself. Icing on the cake! PM me anytime for pictures.

Robin


Dx 9/2/2014, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/25/2014 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 10/15/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 12/30/2014 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 3/5/2015 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 3/14/2015 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 12/21/2016 Reconstruction (left): Nipple tattoo; Reconstruction (right): Nipple tattoo
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Dec 7, 2017 09:14PM Scrafgal wrote:

Robin, thanks for that!  I feel that it is the simplest solution for me.  My PSs physician assistant said that even with successful reconstructions, over time, the nipples "fail". I asked what that meant.  She said that they turn inward or otherwise change shape, requiring a redo. That sounded like more than I wanted to deal with, when I actually have seen pictures of some pretty good looking tattoos!  When I discussed this issue with my PS, he was fully supportive of that choice and told me that, when the time came, he would refer me to someone who does great work at MDA (where I am being treated).  I can't wait to get to that point.  I agree that it is icing on the cake!

Dx 12/2016, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/7 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/6/2017 Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy FAC Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Dec 8, 2017 10:16AM T-Sue wrote:

Hi everyone, I wanted to check in with my fellow recent TE sisters. Back in April my BMX was "nipple sparing" so the incisions are under my breasts. Even so, my nipples are not what they used to be. One is permanently at attention and the other is completely flat. I don't care about that, but I wanted you to know that even those of us who kept nipples aren't perfect.

Dx 3/24/2017, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (FISH) Surgery 4/25/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 6/4/2017 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 6/4/2017 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 8, 2017 11:10AM - edited Dec 8, 2017 11:11AM by TrmTab

Today is 3 months post exchange...settling in to new normal.  I am not perfect but okay in a bra/clothes...as a UMX, my implant L and natural R are not even close naked, so I save everyone at the gym from the shock and now change in a stall...never used to do that.

I will wait until 6+ months to decide about revisions...and finding a new PS if I do.

Really happy that at this point I don't have a planned "next surgery". While not necessarily happy with the TCX style the cohesive level does provide some comfort on rupture...while still possible, I have seen one cut in two and just sit there.

Happy Friday! TT

Dx 9/2015, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 12/21/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 1/10/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 2/4/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 6/3/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 9/8/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant
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Dec 8, 2017 12:07PM Sitti wrote:

Second what T-Sue said. I also had nipple sparing BMX, one nipple is facing forward, but the cancer side, which nipple was checked for cancer cells, must have formed scar tissue or some thing, and adhered to edge of TE and faces some what down. So the two are not aligned and are also 2 different colors. Due to thin skin on the cancer side, won't be any revisions. While I'd rather have them match, over all it's okay, just echoing the fact that they don't always turn out perfect.

Dx 12/5/2016, DCIS, Right, 4cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER-/PR- Surgery 1/11/2017 Lumpectomy Surgery 3/21/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Dec 8, 2017 02:50PM EastcoastTS wrote:

3rd in line for the different nipples. I had a post-op infection that affected my left nipple and it's flatter and a little different color than the right. They also point out a little, which they originally did not, but guessing that is the new shape. I was AA cup before, probably B now. They moved out to the edge a little.

Nothing terrible just not exactly "perfect". But not sure they were perfect before.

Dx@ 49. Oncotype: 14, BRCA 1/2- Dx 1/4/2017, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/26/2017 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 9/7/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 9, 2017 04:24PM jallyson wrote:

I also had bi-lateral nipple sparing mastectomy.  Got an infection post-op in non-cancer side which compromised my reconstruction and ultimately affected the position of that nipple  (turned to the side).  Six  months post exchange I did have that nipple surgically moved back to the center (via skin graph) and although they are pretty much symmetrical now, the nipple itself is inverted and, of course, I have a scar from the site where the nipple was moved from.  I am 9 months post that surgery and although that scar has faded, hoping it will continue to improve.  Have any of you ladies seen improvement with your surgery scars with any specific product?  

Dx 2/5/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/11/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 5/20/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 8/4/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Dec 9, 2017 08:40PM grandma3X wrote:

Jallyson - I used silicon scar strips. They worked great. Each strip can be used for about a week - just wash and reapplying every day.
Oncotype score 10. Married 35 years, 2 kids, 3 grands. Marine biologist/biochemist. No BC in my family tree. First diagnosed with multi focal ILC with 2 small tumors seen on MRI. Final pathology showed 1 large tumor measuring 5 cm! Dx 1/13/2016, ILC, Left, 5cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/13/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Surgery 5/18/2016 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 10/26/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 10/11/2017 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting Surgery 10/11/2017 Prophylactic ovary removal Hormonal Therapy Femara (letrozole)
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Dec 10, 2017 04:52PM jallyson wrote:

Thanks grandma3X.

Dx 2/5/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/11/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 5/20/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 8/4/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Dec 10, 2017 06:20PM robinblessed54 wrote:

jalluson, I tried the silicon strips as well, but I have a keloid scar on one side of my nipple tattoo. I doesn't work as well on keloids bit did make a difference on a regular scar. I am still trying to fade the keloid with Bio Oil. That is another reason i didn't do a nipple reconstruction, if you tend to keloid, you don't want to have that happen on a nipple. Good luck using the silicon strips, they have worked well for most women.

Robin

Dx 9/2/2014, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/25/2014 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 10/15/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 12/30/2014 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 3/5/2015 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 3/14/2015 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 12/21/2016 Reconstruction (left): Nipple tattoo; Reconstruction (right): Nipple tattoo
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Dec 10, 2017 07:23PM EastcoastTS wrote:

My derm. (not PS) recommended BioCorneum. (I think spelling close.) She said all derms in her practice use for scars. Seems to be good. I also have Bio Oil -- and used that after BMX.

Dx@ 49. Oncotype: 14, BRCA 1/2- Dx 1/4/2017, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/26/2017 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 9/7/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 11, 2017 07:31PM jallyson wrote:

Thanks Robinblessed and Eastcoast

Dx 2/5/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/11/2015 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 5/20/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 8/4/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Dec 11, 2017 08:59PM TaRenee wrote:

I got my pre-op letter from my PS today. I need to get some front closure bras before surgery. Which kind do you find most comfortable? I don’t know about the zip up ones. I had one a long time ago and it wasn’t very comfortable.

Dx 7/16/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/15/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 9/26/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 11, 2017 11:20PM 2FUN wrote:

I got some zip up front ones from.jc penny. Pretty nice, and they always have coupons

Hormonal Therapy Surgery
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Dec 12, 2017 03:16PM TrmTab wrote:

Immediate post-op I used Care-fix front closure bras available on Amazon. A couple of weeks post-op I started using my Coobie bras by stepping into them vs pulling them overhead. I could never find a zip front that worked for me...TT

Dx 9/2015, DCIS, Left, 1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 12/21/2015 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 1/10/2016 Lumpectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 2/4/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 6/3/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 1/1/2017 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 9/8/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant
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Dec 15, 2017 03:32AM Shoregirl wrote:

I was pleasantly surprised when I actually woke from surgery in the cutest white satin front close bra - hook and eye closure my ps had ordered. The shoulder straps are velcro, thinking about changing that somehow as the bra is very comfy yet pretty with soft shirring in the "cups" and I would love to wear it past recovery phase. I couldn't find a single zip front bra that I could tolerate. They bind me too much, squeeze the girls together.

Faith, Hope & Love, the greatest of these is Love 1st Cor 13:13 Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS, Right, 5cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 1/27/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 4/25/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 11/29/2017 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery
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Dec 15, 2017 08:18AM robinblessed54 wrote:

Shoregirl, I found front hook and eye closure bras at Wal Mart made by Fruit of the Loom. Very comfy! I know what you mean about the zipper ones squeezing you!! They are about $10 for 2.

Remember to follow your PS instructions carefully. Don’t overdo even though you feel fine. “Just because you can doesn’t mean you should “.

Robin


Dx 9/2/2014, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/25/2014 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 10/15/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Hormonal Therapy 12/30/2014 Aromasin (exemestane) Surgery 3/5/2015 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 3/14/2015 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 12/21/2016 Reconstruction (left): Nipple tattoo; Reconstruction (right): Nipple tattoo
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Dec 16, 2017 08:57PM Shoregirl wrote:

Good to know Robin!! I will check them out. I was at Kohl's Christmas shopping and got a few Bralettes, one by Jockey, and two 2 packs by Bali. They were pricier than I am used to spending but I got 30% off for opening a Kohl's charge so I got them. I step into them like a Coobie, but these have thin bra straps that are adjustable which I like.

I am doing pretty well as far as my revision recovery, had an infection scare so was put on 2 antibiotics pronto and it cleared up. But unfortunately I have developed frozen shoulders so that definitely keeps me from overdoing even if I wanted to!! Boo! Going to the ortho doc this Thursday.

Faith, Hope & Love, the greatest of these is Love 1st Cor 13:13 Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS, Right, 5cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- Surgery 1/27/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 4/25/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 11/29/2017 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery
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Dec 17, 2017 09:02AM TaRenee wrote:

how do you figure out size for the bras? I looked some yesterday while I was out, I know I will need them, but have no idea what to get. I found a zip up one but I think it would have been too small. I was wearing too much to even think about trying it on (layers are great, but I didn’t want to take them all off just to try on a bra!)

Dx 7/16/2017, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 9/15/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 9/26/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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23 hours ago MinusTwo wrote:

TaRenee - the best thing to do is make an appointment at Nordstroms with a certified fitter who specializes in breast cancer. Turns out most of us weren't wearing the correct size even before cancer. There's an old thread called "Bras 101" that is not really active but has a ton of good information & recommends.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014

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