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Sep 15, 2019 07:30PM
Sep 18, 2019 06:42AM
aahh momine. so lovely. Im glad to see you are doing well.. you were so helpful to me when I was first DX'
Its been 2 years for me. And I do not regret my decision to go flat.. I do wear foobs when out and about. But thats me. Im doing ok. The arimidex is a bit rough on my joints and bones. But thats doable
Your piece was beautifully written. And the photos so free
For those of you struggling with the decision Flat or recon its so personal
For me I also had to do radiation which throws a curveball to recon as it takes 2 or more years for the tissue to heal
At the time I was 63 and decided getting on with my life was more important than going thru many surgeries that might not work
Luckily I Also chose bmx ( dbl)and after my pathology came back it showed minute beginnings of another tumor on my left side that was undetected
One friend did the deep and she is now ok with it but it was a long recovery as it was a major operation but dhe had no chemo or rads
Others i know who had rads they ended up having up to 9 surgeries and a few threw in the towel
Some that didnt have rads also had complications
But many woman do ok
I was fortunate to have a woman plastic surgeon who was very honest about what to expect and had me speak to a few of her other patients
my BC surgeon , when asked if he could please stitch me up nicely he recommended that the PS do the final closing stitches and she very kindly agreed to do
I certainly don't feel any less a woman.. and my husband was totally in agreement with my decision ..
Divine mrs m!! Am I reading your bio correctly? You were diagnosed stage 4 in 2010! God bless you! Thats amazing!!
Mamaoz : chemo 1/.17-4/17 AC/.paxitacil : 3/29 nodes
12/5/2016, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/29 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
5/20/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left