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Aug 23, 2018 10:04PM
Yaniza, this is very interesting to me, as I have subject expanders right now (they are a bit different from the usual extenders, in that they can be permanent also), I have been delaying exchange for a while, as DH has had some health issues that needed to be taken care of. However, I am not convinced that I will do an exchange, but might instead just have them removed. They just aren’t that comfortable, and my pecs still aren’t “happy”. Originally, I thought 8 would just go flat, but did a reconstruction consult, and my very wonderful PS suggested that I could get a good reconstruction result.
Would you be prepared to share your reasons for choosing this option?
I will be thinking of you as you recover. Have someone you love give you a gentle hug.
12/23/2014 Lumpectomy: Right
1/7/2015, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
1/7/2015, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/11 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
1/13/2015 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right
10/20/2015 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left
10/27/2015, LCIS/DCIS, Left, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+
5/25/2016 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right
AC + T (Taxol)