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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: Nov 9, 2019 03:42PM

Miriandra wrote:

Cute, funny story time!

So my husband and I were curled up with his head on my chest on my mastectomy side. "This is pretty nice. It's like you made a special space for me." It was actually super-sweet, and such a confirmation that he loves my body no matter what it looks like.

He also admitted that he was always - well, not so much worried, as hyper-aware - of squishing me when I had both breasts. He finds my flat side more supportive to cuddle up against.

Hug

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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Nov 9, 2019 04:30PM ksusan wrote:

That's darling.

Mutant uprising quashed. Dx 1/2015, IDC, Right, Stage IIA, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 1/2015, DCIS, Left, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy Whole-breast Chemotherapy Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Nov 9, 2019 05:23PM TB90 wrote:

Miriandra: My adult son said the same to me. He told me it’s like a hug feels so much closer to me now. I didn’t have much to keep us apart before, but I felt that was sweet. My husband always cuddles in on that side too. Who ever would have thought.

Dx 11/28/2013, DCIS, Grade 2 Surgery 12/18/2013 Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 2/20/2014 Breast
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Nov 9, 2019 06:14PM Yogatyme wrote:

What a sweet, touching thing for him to say!! He’s truly a DH!

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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Nov 12, 2019 07:32PM Aussie-Cat wrote:

Sweet!!

Diagnosed with nerve pain (post mastectomy pain syndrome) July 2018 Surgery 6/18/2018 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right

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