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Mar 15, 2018 02:07PM
I had a uni mx with LD flap, and a lollipop lift on the "good" side. The lift was no big deal for me as far as recovery, and the breast looked good. I didn't lose sensation. I've had nothing but trouble with discomfort and pain on the LD flap side, so the lift was a breeze in comparison.
Unfortunately, in my case, the lift ended up all for naught, b/c within a little over a year, I developed an 8cm new primary in that breast, with lymph node involvement. My tumors are always found on MRI, and my MRI was first delayed due to the lift, then hard to read due to the lift. So the diagnosis of the new primary got delayed. I'm not sure how they managed to miss it during the lift, but that's a whole other issue.
Pleomorphic ILC, initially diagnosed at age 38
6/7/2007, ILC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
7/19/2007 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
12/27/2007 Whole-breast: Breast, Chest wall
3/1/2008 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
4/24/2015, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/10 nodes, ER+/PR+
5/15/2015 Mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap
2/1/2018, ILC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+
2/15/2018 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxol (paclitaxel), Taxotere (docetaxel)
6/20/2018, ILC, Both breasts, 6cm+, Stage IV, metastasized to brain, Grade 3, ER+/PR+