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Topic: If you had nipple reconstruction, did our content help you?

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

Posted on: Jan 29, 2019 10:19AM

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May 16, 2019 07:11PM - edited May 16, 2019 07:12PM by 7of9

no sorry...not really. This is way more painful, ugly, uncomfortable and scary than expected. Waaaay underestimated nipple recon and fat grafting done simultaneously. I powered through back to work. Fat grafting probably should be looked at as separate item than nipple recon, but why do double appointments, stretching this awful marathon longer. I don't regret doing this but wish I had prepared better, meals, housework, this horrendous bandages that I have to leave on for almost 6 days ...nasty!

If you're going through hell, keep on going. You might get out before the devil even knows you're there. Dx 1/18/2012, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/1/2012 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 11/1/2012 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Dx 12/23/2015, IDC, Left, 2cm, Grade 2, 10/14 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/19/2016 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Surgery 1/19/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal Radiation Therapy 2/11/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Chemotherapy 4/1/2016 Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Jun 11, 2019 04:54PM AliceKo wrote:

no. I was not able to see any of the pictures. too complicated of a process

Dx 2/2017, IDC, Left, Stage IIB, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 6/21/2017 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement Surgery 7/17/2019 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Chemotherapy Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Dec 15, 2019 04:41AM Lucyred wrote:

I just had my nipple recon done 6 days ago and got to see them the other day and I am over the moon happy with them!!! I know they will shrink 50% but I’d still be happy with that. I feel more whole again then not having them. I look forward to the last step the tattooing! I am almost there!

Dx 12/15/2017, IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 1/13/2018 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 7/11/2018 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Chemotherapy 8/31/2018 Xeloda (capecitabine) Radiation Therapy 10/29/2018 Whole-breast: Breast Surgery 6/12/2019 Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Surgery 9/26/2019 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant

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