Topic: Seeking DIEP recovery stories

Forum: Breast Reconstruction — Talk with others facing decisions about whether or not to have breast reconstruction, and if so, what type and when.

Posted on: Dec 12, 2020 12:50PM

Posted on: Dec 12, 2020 12:50PM

sharon0706 wrote:

I had a bilateral mastectomy with tissue expanders and am now trying to decide between implants and DIEP reconstruction.

If you have had DIEP reconstruction, here's what I'm curious about:

- How did you make your decision?

- What was recovery was like?

- How long ago was your surgery and how you feel about the outcome?

Thanks,

Sharon
Dx 8/1/2001, LCIS Hormonal Therapy 6/30/2008 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Hormonal Therapy 6/30/2015 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 8/24/2020, ILC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/20/2020 Lymph node removal; Lymph node removal (Left); Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left); Mastectomy (Right); Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander Chemotherapy 11/24/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Hormonal Therapy 2/22/2021 Femara (letrozole) Surgery 6/14/2021 Reconstruction (Left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (Right): DIEP flap Surgery
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Jun 9, 2022 04:09AM iknewit wrote:

Oh no, what the hell with the belly button situation, like they just decided to rid of it? was the hernia near the belly button? I really hope they tell you something about it. How did you manage the pain?

Regards

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