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Topic: Anyone else keep banging into them??

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

Posted on: Jan 11, 2019 08:03AM - edited Jan 11, 2019 08:04AM by Dovely

Dovely wrote:

I keep getting little bruises, especially on my left side, where I must be banging into them but can't feel it. I wear unlined pullover bras which feel the best. Wondering if anyone else experiences this? Hoping that my awareness of their projection over time will prevent this

Dx 10/9/2018, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 10/18/2018, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/24/2018 Lymph node removal: Left, Right; Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 11/7/2018 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 12, 2019 03:39AM Rah2464 wrote:

Oh Lovely you made me laugh out loud this morning! My Acupuncturist and I joke about how we could accidentally slam our foobs in a door and not have a clue.

It is pretty strange. Hoping I figure it out too one of these days.

Dx 5/23/2018, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 6/27/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Hormonal Therapy 7/27/2018 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Jan 12, 2019 05:50AM LaughingGull wrote:

me! I still have the expanders and bumped into everything with them

AC, THP, AI (10y); H+P (1y); Nerlynx (1y); Surgery: BMX + ALND, Reconstruction, Oophorectomy. Radiation. Dx 10/26/2017, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 2/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC)
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Jan 12, 2019 06:13AM claireinaz wrote:

I have! And it's weird when I go outside and run or hike with my dog and it's cold out, my boobs stay cold afterward for a while, like someone taped cold packs to my chest :)

9/29/11 ILC, 2 c. stage II grade 1, ER/PR+ HER2-, 6/11 nodes, lumpectomy, DDAC x 4, Taxol x 12, 33 rads, Tamoxifen/arimidex/aromasin, BMX/immed recon 7/3/13 "In the midst of winter, I found in me an invincible summer.” Albert Camus
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Jan 12, 2019 09:02AM CaliKelly wrote:

Dovely that's so funny cuz I had the same problem, especially with the expander. After I had the l.d. flap reconstruction and relocated the implant over the pectoral muscle, it felt more natural, but still took getting used to. I too wear only soft bras or sports bras. You will get used to it😄

Dx 6/17/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 8/20 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Chemotherapy 8/11/2015 TAC Surgery 1/20/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 1/30/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 6/29/2016 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant Chemotherapy 11/3/2016 Xeloda (capecitabine) Surgery 10/7/2017 Reconstruction (left): Latissimus dorsi flap Surgery 1/30/2019 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Jan 12, 2019 10:15AM bella2013 wrote:


I don’t have implants but I do have DIEP FLap reconstruction in both breasts which are much larger than my real breasts...not my choice but my PS’s choice! I don’t bang into them so much but a few months ago I was vacuuming and I got my feet twisted in the cord. Down I went on a tile floor face first. It was like slow motion...there wasn’t anything to stop the fall so as I was going down my mind was racing...what can I protect??? Hands, arms, face😳, knees? My husband was flipping out! I just laid there to take inventory of the damage I just brought on my self. I told my husband...dont’t help me, let see if I am hurt. After I got up I was ok. My husband is looking at me in shock! He said, “honey, I think your boobs cushioned your fall!” 😂😂😂. He was right...next day the only bruises were on my boobs...but no harm done.

Diagnosed at 60 years old. Oncotype Score=14. Dx 12/4/2017, IDC, Left, 4cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/4/2018 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Surgery 2/22/2018 Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jan 12, 2019 12:52PM conscorner wrote:

I have found that I need to watch how hot the shower is because I don't realize it on my breasts. I sometimes come out and they are quite red, but of course, no discomfort. I have also bumped into things, but it's all part of this new normal. I'm just happy to be here regardless.

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