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Topic: Anyone else have necrosis after surgery?

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: Nov 12, 2021 07:52AM

LoverofJesus wrote:

My skin is having a hard time healing. I have purple areas and blisters. I have cried so much.
Plastic surgeon says he may have to go back in trim it all and restitch me. Which is a setback to say the least.

Does anyone else have this??? And what is your experience. I really have not found many with this. I posted in the surgery thread and only a couple responses actually had had the same thing.

Thank you all in advance. Please pray if you’re a praying person for this to heal

Dx 5/22/2021, ILC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 6/15/2021 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 11/2/2021 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
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Nov 12, 2021 08:04AM MinusTwo wrote:

Lover of Jesus - You've started a lot of threads and people have answered. It might make more sense to pick one thread and continue with it so people can respond and there's continuing feed back. I read some good answers to your question on another thread last night.

2/15/11 BMX-DCIS 2SNB clear-TEs; 9/15/11-410gummies; 3/20/13 recurrance-5.5cm,mets to lymphs, Stage IIIB IDC ER/PRneg,HER2+; TCH/Perjeta/Neulasta x6; ALND 9/24/13 1/18 nodes 4.5cm; AC chemo 10/30/13 x3; herceptin again; Rads Feb2014
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Nov 26, 2021 09:15PM 7of9 wrote:

yes I had same thing, ugly dark scabs thought was all dead skin and horrible...and to my shock they healed nice. Did scare me to the point I still haven't gotten my tattoos 3 yrs later but going for consult next week!

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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Dec 12, 2021 01:00AM tovahsmom wrote:

LoverofJesus, I have necrosis after my August surgery as well. I may be facing plastic surgery to remove all the radiated skin and have it replaced with skin from another part of my body. It's either that or a complete debridement down to the bone my doctor told me. He does not recommend the debridement but rather the flap surgery. It is a very difficult decision for me.

Patricia, Age 56, Dx DCIS, IDC, Right Mastectomy Dx 8/18/2009, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/15/2015, Left Dx 3/1/2019, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Radiation Therapy 5/31/2019 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 7/17/2019 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Dec 12, 2021 11:13AM LoverofJesus wrote:

wow. My PS didn’t allow it to go on that long. I had Debridement about three weeks out from my DMX. So it didn’t get that deep or that extensive.

Dx 5/22/2021, ILC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 6/15/2021 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 11/2/2021 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes

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