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Sep 13, 2019 06:53AM
Jkeet, I don’t think there are many of us single MX, I was never able to find a lot of discussion on this. I opted for a single MX and am happy with it, does it feel odd to have a natural breast and a silicone breast, yes. But I can’t say for sure but I think whether you have a double or single there are definite differences in feel that you will need to adjust to. I had my surgery in April, reconstruction of natural breast and placement of implant, then another for tweaks to my implant side removing some excess skin. I’m still getting use to it, but as time goes by I do see myself noticing the different sensations less and less, I think it is something our brains need to retrain on and mine is older.😁
I’m 62, but decided a prophylactic double MX wasn’t for me. No history of BC in my family so I am shooting the dice. I wrote a post on my experience, I think on page 1263 if you haven’t see that which might give you some thought or more questions.
Just be sure you are comfortable with your PS and he has had good results doing single MX. They won’t be exactly the same shape, I can see the differences undressed but not so much that it looks strange. In clothes no one could tell the difference. I attribute this to my PS so I truly feel selection of the right PS is critical, but that is in the case of Dble MX also. Good luck and I’m certainly open to answering any questions you might have. Take care.
Neo-adjunct therapy-TCHP (6 infusions ), Single MX right with TE, reconstruction-reduction and lift of left, implant and nipple reconstruction (3 surgeries), adjunct therapy H&P (11 infusions), hormone therapy.
8/14/2018, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (DUAL)
8/14/2018, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+
9/19/2018, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3