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Topic: Debridement of of skin.

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 22, 2021 04:57PM

LoverofJesus wrote:

I will be having Debridement surgery tomorrow. The dr doesn’t see anything that would indicate that I would lose my expanders. So it will be a day surgery, I’ll lose a little skin but that is all.

Anyone had this done? And anything I should know about recovery or what I should do to prevent it again?

Thanks in advance


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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Dec 12, 2021 12:53AM tovahsmom wrote:

LoverofJesus, why are you having a debridement? Did something go wrong during your surgery? I ask because I have a wound that is not healing from a surgery in August and my doctor told me I could do one of two things, either a debridement or a chest flap surgery.

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 11:11AM LoverofJesus wrote:

Tovahsmom- yes I had skin they just was not healing properly. It turned colors and just would not heal. So the PS went back in and just trimmed the dead skin back and restitched me. I am now healing just fine. And I start fills in a week in my expanders. Please feel free to message me if you have any questions. I would be glad to answer.

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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