Topic: November 2015 Surgeries Thread?

Forum: Surgery - Before, During, and After — Surgical options and helpful tips for recovery and side effects.

Posted on: Oct 8, 2015 01:38PM

Posted on: Oct 8, 2015 01:38PM

Girl53 wrote:

Hi, all. Just found out date of my bilateral mastectomy w/recon: Nov. 13. Anyone else out there scheduled for November? I am pretty new here and pretty scared and looking forward to connecting. Thank you!!

Dx 9/3/2015 ALH and LCIS; dx 9/14/15 ILC 2mm, ER+, PR-, HER2-, grade 1; SNB 11/19/2015, 0/2 nodes; fam history but BRCA neg;completed rads 2/17/16; started Arimidex 3/25/17 and stopped 9/23/17; started Aromasin 3/25/17 and stopped April 19.
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Nov 1, 2015 03:50PM zzlady wrote:

hello ladies,

I'm scheduled for BMX with expanders on November 4th.

Dx 5/1/2015, IDC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 5/27/2015 AC + T (Taxol)
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Nov 1, 2015 05:13PM jinx27 wrote:

UPDATE! Surgery is Nov 17th. Sentinel Node Biopsy was done last Friday and 13 nodes were removed: 10 negative , three positive :( Axillary dissection will be done during surgery.

Diagnosed at 27 y/o, synchronous bilateral breast cancer. L. Breast : IDC, R. Breast: DCIS. ER 98%, PR 100% Possible mutation. 5-10 yrs hormonal therapy 08/31/2016 Tamoxifen, 02/01/2017- 06/10/2021 AI + OS,Tamoxifen 08/10/2021 -current Dx 9/8/2015, DCIS/IDC, Both breasts, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 3/36 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/17/2015 Reconstruction (Left): Free TRAM flap; Reconstruction (Right): Free TRAM flap Chemotherapy 1/1/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 8/28/2016 Arimidex (anastrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin)
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Nov 1, 2015 07:03PM MissBee123 wrote:

Tomorrow is the big day! All marked up and ready to go. My butt has some nice sharpie lines, too, but I don't think any of you want to see that.


Final outcome is axillary lymph node dissection, double mastectomy (nipple sparing) with DIEP and thigh flap reconstruction. Wish me luck and I'll see you on the other side!

Dx 5/12/2015, DCIS/IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/12 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2+, Chemotherapy 7/27/2015 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 7/27/2015 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 7/27/2015 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 11/2/2015 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap, PAP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap, PAP flap Chemotherapy 1/11/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Targeted Therapy 3/1/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Nov 1, 2015 07:11PM - edited Feb 13, 2019 05:46PM by marijen

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Nov 1, 2015 07:34PM - edited Nov 1, 2015 07:37PM by frill

MissBee You are a rock star!!!!!! I'll be sending you tons of positive healing, energy all tomorrow. I'm trying to get into that attitude of "new boobs and a tummy tuck" - even though I still have no clue what will be happening. Scout it out and report back for us, we're all waiting to hear that it's a cake walk and not to worry about it! ;)

Much, much love, girlie!!!!!!!!!!! HUGE HUGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I'm guessing zzlady is up next? I'll be curious about expanders, Lucy Lawless mentioned them, depending on w/e route I end up going. Hugs to you, too.

Dx 2/1/2015, LCIS, Left, Grade 1, ER- Dx 9/30/2015, ILC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 1, 1/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 11/19/2015 Mastectomy; Mastectomy (Left) Surgery 12/10/2015 Lymph node removal Chemotherapy 1/21/2016 Taxol (paclitaxel) Chemotherapy 4/21/2016 FAC Radiation Therapy 10/13/2016 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Surgery 8/17/2017 Prophylactic mastectomy; Prophylactic mastectomy (Right); Reconstruction (Left): Latissimus dorsi flap, Tissue Expander; Reconstruction (Right): Tissue Expander
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Nov 2, 2015 05:31AM Thundergal wrote:

MissBee, I've been reading your posts and you've been such an inspiration! My surgery isn't until November 25, but reading your posts has given me a preview. I'm sending nothing but poZZZZZZitive thoughts your way today and I know you'll do great!
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Nov 2, 2015 07:47AM Natejordlee wrote:

Good Luck Miss Bee !! I too have been enjoying your posts !! I an 48 hours out and for some unknown reason have become super emotional over it.. I will chalk it up to anxiety and grab back my positive attitude ! Sendiig positive thoughts to you today !

Dx 5/15/2015, IBC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 1, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Chemotherapy 6/2/2015 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin), Fluorouracil (5-fluorouracil, 5-FU, Adrucil) Surgery 11/4/2015 Lymph node removal; Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 1/3/2016 Whole breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Nov 2, 2015 07:56AM catfurr wrote:

MissBee--sending you tons of good healing prayers and know this big family of sisters are with you today!

Dx 5/13/2015, DCIS/IDC, Right, 4cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2- Targeted Therapy 6/23/2015 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 6/23/2015 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 6/23/2015 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Surgery 11/9/2015 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal Surgery 11/9/2015 Lumpectomy; Lumpectomy (Right); Lymph node removal Radiation Therapy 12/21/2015 Whole breast: Breast, Lymph nodes Chemotherapy 5/11/2022 Other
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Nov 2, 2015 08:00AM Free123 wrote:

MissBee! Sending a prayer and a hug to you this morning!!

Dx 6/2015, DCIS, Right, 1cm, Stage 0, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 6/2015, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 7/7/2015 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 11/11/2015 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Dx Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Nov 2, 2015 08:58AM Gabby56b wrote:

Good luck to all the November ladies. I am one of the October ones. I know everyone is very anxious, but we are all kicking this as only we can....

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