Jul 29, 2021 08:36PM BlueGirlRedState wrote:
CCraig - reconstruction is such a personal decision. What is comfortable/right for one person, might not be the right thing for another. 5 years ago when I was explaining/demonstrating DYI cold capping to another woman who was going through the same nightmare she asked about reconstruction. I told her that since I was nearing 60, that I did not feel the need. I had gone the full circle, even looking at DIEP. She told me that she was almost 65 and wanted her breasts, even if plastic. The DIEP surgeon explained that usually the mastectomy and DIEP are done at the same time, but others choose to wait. She had one patient who had been told she would only live another year or two. After 10 years, she said I'm still here and want my breasts. I am comfortable about staying flat, but that is me. I was self conscious for at least a year or two, but that ebbed.