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Forum: Living Without Reconstruction After a Mastectomy — Discuss prostheses, swimsuits, bras, and other options for women not having reconstruction or waiting for reconstruction.

Posted on: Oct 18, 2019 03:07PM

justbeatgeno wrote:

Umx in 2017. Told the breast surgeon then that I wanted no reconstruction. My one left behind was a DD, which left me with shoulder pain. It took two years, but finally convinced the surgeon to take the 2nd one, and had surgery Tuesday. I'm emotionally on a roller coaster just over feeling so bad from anesthesia and surgery. But pleased with the results. So different this time. Took me awhile to look at myself last time, but I was ready this time. Looking forward to getting fitted for prothesis and tattoos.

2 tumors in the same quadrant. 1 was Oncotype 13. 1 was Oncotype 20. 1 was 1.6cm. 1 was 1.9 cm. Dx 7/2017, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin) Surgery Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right
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Oct 18, 2019 06:53PM Yogatyme wrote:

justbeatgeno, you might want to order a pair of “knitted knockers”. They are made by volunteers and are knitted from very soft cotton yarn and stuffed w lightweight stuffing. They are lightweight, super soft and not hot. They are free and can be ordered from their website. I go flat most of the time but use these w a bralette when I want curves. Very comfortable

Yogatyme Surgery 3/3/2019 Prophylactic ovary removal Dx 7/19/2019, IDC: Papillary, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/13/2019 Mastectomy: Left, Right
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Oct 19, 2019 04:49AM justbeatgeno wrote:

Thanks. Yes, I love knitted knockers. Have 2 from my umx. Was looking at bralettes last night. Bras have been so challenging. Finding one to support the DD while also appropriately support a prosthetic. Bathing suits have been a nightmare. I'm excited for the possibilities now that I'm "even".

2 tumors in the same quadrant. 1 was Oncotype 13. 1 was Oncotype 20. 1 was 1.6cm. 1 was 1.9 cm. Dx 7/2017, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin) Surgery Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right
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Oct 19, 2019 12:28PM Maggie007 wrote:

Hello Ladies, chemo first, then double mastectomy, i will be flat and sassy with a touch of hoochi, bra burning party May16,2020, my house!!

Dx 8/28/2019, IDC, Left, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2+ Chemotherapy 9/23/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy Surgery 2/6/2020 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic ovary removal
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Oct 19, 2019 12:47PM justbeatgeno wrote:

YES to the bra burning party!!!!!!!!!!! My Onc and I agreed that "ladies parts" should all come with velcro so we can just pull 'em off when we're done.

2 tumors in the same quadrant. 1 was Oncotype 13. 1 was Oncotype 20. 1 was 1.6cm. 1 was 1.9 cm. Dx 7/2017, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy Aromasin (exemestane), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin) Surgery Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right
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Oct 28, 2019 09:09AM Miriandra wrote:

Love, love, love the idea of a bra burning party! I hope your treatments go smoothly, and your party is a blast. *<|:)

Dx 5/31/2019, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, 0/1 nodes, ER+ Surgery 8/14/2019 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left

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