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Topic: January 2017 Surgery Group

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

Posted on: Dec 15, 2016 11:57AM - edited Mar 9, 2017 09:32PM by BeachBabyK

BeachBabyK wrote:

I'm starting a group for those of us planning to have surgery (any kind) in January 2017 so that we can provide love and support to our fellows on this similar journey. If you'd like, I'll try to list surgeries by date/type so that we can check in on each other. I do not have my date or specific surgery type yet, but will certainly add it to when I find out!

Jan 4 - Leftcoastie - double mastectomy with nipple sparing reconstruction

- PugsMama - Bilateral mastectomies with tissue expanders/reconstruction

- Elem - Lumpectomy

- win-chimed - double mastectomy

- Vermont15 - lumpectomy with sentinel lymph node biopsy

- Greenstar - Lumpectomy and SNB of left breast, excisional biopsy of right breast

- 2moveforward - mastectomy

Jan 5 - Momy4ever - BMX with reconstruction

- Maya15 - DIEP reconstruction on both sides

- annoyingboob - bilat wire loc with lumpectomy and simultaneous bilat reduction/lift

Jan 6 - Docmama -- Double Mastecomy with Reconstruction

- Fightingirl - Lumpectomy

- Alli - Nipple sparing BMX

- Marimucho - bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction: tissue expander placement

- dlh17 - mastectomy by left breast with expander for by future reconstruction

- BeachbabyK - Lumpectomy

Jan 10 - Dafne- bilateral mastectomy

- 3bears - Bilateral mastectomy -expander to implant

- SheilaW8 - nipple sparing & Lymph node Jan 24- left breast mastectomy with reconstruction

- Amul79 - masectomy

- Jazz123 - Mastectomy

Jan 11 - RoseBowl16 - bilateral mastectomy with tissue expanders

Jan 12 - DsMom - Mastectomy

- Pyrrh - lumpectomy

Jan 13 - FightingGMA - lumpectomy left with sentinel lymph node

- LamaMama - skin sparing bilateral masectomy

Jan 16 - Laastra - unilateral nipple-sparing mastectomy with reconstruction

- tennischick888 - implant exchange

- lovesgreenthings - Lumpectomy

Jan 17 - Did-not-see-this-coming - Mastectomy

- zookeeperof3 - Bilateral mastectomy w/expanders and reconstruction at a later date

- Cowboy-up - lumpectomy with bilateral reduction

- GT1965 - lumpectomy with sentinel lymph node biopsy

- jinmo - bilateral mastectomy, no reconstruction

Jan 19 -DCISinAZ - UMX/SNB with direct to implant on the right and lift/implant on the left

-PickleJar - bilateral mastectomy

Jan 23 - jandjmom - lumpectomy and SNB

Jan 24 - cwayman650 - Diep bilateral

- BugChaser - bilateral mastectomy/SLB without reconstruction

- RosaRosadaPinnkRose - mastectomy

- dcbc - BMX with reconstruction (TE)

-DaniCalifornia - lumpectomy

Jan 25 - brandyrose - free tram flap breast reconstruction with a prophylactic mastectomy

Jan 26 - Bdagal - lumpectomy

- Elem - SNB

- lisabekind - BMW with reconstruction

Jan 27- Shoregirl - BMX (LEFT Prophylactic), with TEs

Jan 30 - vicwytch - mastectomy on left breast with tissue expanders

- goingon75 - nipple-saving BMX with TEs

- ShellyBeans - BMX with reconstruction

Jan 31 - Ajbclan - BMX with Reconstruction

- lraystar866 - Bilateral Mastecomy with reconstruction

- Mombytheriver - Reconstruction

TBD - AngelaKS - surgery TBD

End of Jan - LisbethS - BMX with Reconstruction

Feb 2nd - DennyJ - TBD

Feb 3- LoveandlightinLA - nipple delay and sentinel node biopsy 2/13 - unilateral skin sparing, nipple sparing mastectomy with direct implant reconstruction

Feb 6 - bvh2305 - bilateral mastectomy

Feb 7 - Vargadoll - lumpectomy

Feb 8 - Zsupullar - right side mastectomy with silicon reconstruction.

Feb 10 - Rebamacfan - Modified MX left w sentinel dissection. Radical MX right

Feb 15 - Pamela_2016- unilateral mastectomy with TE/reconstruction

Feb 16 - Bevmomduck - bilateral mastectomy

Feb 27 - EastcoastTS - MX or BMX with reconstruction

end of Feb - tapwhite - BMX

Mar 1 Feb 13 -jrow7 - : large lumpectomy L breast and reduction of R breast.

47, wife, & mom to 3 boys Dx 7/18/2016, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 9/1/2016 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 9/1/2016 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 9/2/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 1/5/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 3/6/2017
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Nov 28, 2018 10:33PM Leftcoastie wrote:

Fightingirl you’ve been on my mind so much! I’m sending you hugs, positive vibes, and prayers. Wanted to let you know that I take my tamoxifen in the morning. Started 11/17/16.

Merry Christmas Sisters I love you all very much 🎄☃️

I can and will beat breast cancer. This to shall pass.... Dx 11/10/2016, ILC, Left, 3cm, Stage IA, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Hormonal Therapy 11/17/2016 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 1/4/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 2/27/2017 Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Surgery 3/8/2017 Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction
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Dec 21, 2018 06:33PM annoyingboob wrote:

Quick hello to my January sisters - wishing you all a gentle passing of another year and milestone. If the holidays can be happy, May they be the happiest yet!! And if you find yourself struggling, please know you have all your January sisters by your side, holding your hand, and prepping your drink in the cabana. Love to each and everyone one of you ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

Dx 12/2016, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Surgery 1/4/2017 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/2/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Dec 21, 2018 08:32PM Shoregirl wrote:

Annoyingboob....Such a sweet message. I was thinking of you with those crazy riots in Paris!! Glad you checked in.

Fightingirl, you and all our January sisters are on my mind too. I pray for peace, love and support for all as we come to the start of a new year.

Much love, many blessings, a Merry Christmas and happy holidays XOXOXO

Faith, Hope & Love, the greatest of these is Love 1st Cor 13:13 Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 1/26/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 4/24/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 11/28/2017 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 12/3/2018 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Dec 31, 2018 08:28AM Houston2016 wrote:

mama2bc- I read your bio and curious about your implants reconstruction after your rads. I have left side mastectomy in 11/16 and rads in12/16 through 01/17 and drs said the only reconstruction I can do is diep flap which I still have not done. I still have TE on. Does your drs recommend diep or implants. Thanks.

Dx 4/5/2016, IDC, Left, Stage IIB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 4/14/2016 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 10/5/2016 Mastectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 12/13/2016 Whole-breast: Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Dec 31, 2018 12:10PM Shoregirl wrote:

Houston2016, this thread isn't that active. I haven't had rads but have chatted with some ladies that have and have successful implant recon. I believe fat grafting BEFORE the implant is the key. Apparently it helps improve the skins integrity and softens and plumps the tissues. This Thread is active and I believe there was some discussion on the subject within the last couple months.

Best wishes to you!!

Faith, Hope & Love, the greatest of these is Love 1st Cor 13:13 Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 1/26/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 4/24/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 11/28/2017 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 12/3/2018 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Mar 16, 2019 04:05AM annoyingboob wrote:

hi girls - saw this pic and thought of all my sisters tucked in their cabanas. Hope you all are doing well. Sending love and sunshine ☀️


Dx 12/2016, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Surgery 1/4/2017 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/2/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Mar 16, 2019 09:50AM Vargadoll wrote:

Annoyingboob!!! Love it! Hope you are doing well and enjoying life!!

Sister's forever -

Teresa

"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come" Proverbs 31:25 Dx 12/23/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 4/13/2017 Breast Hormonal Therapy Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Mar 16, 2019 10:01AM Cowboy-Up wrote:

Hey there Annoyingboob! Love the picture. I was just in Mexico enjoying a good view but ended up with the flu the whole time I was there. I want a redo. These look perfect.

Dx 11/22/2016, IDC, Right, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 1/16/2017 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast
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Mar 16, 2019 10:56AM docmama wrote:

Love that picture Annoyingboob. It perfectly sums up our journey-a long winding road to our beautiful cabanas. I hope all are well. I’m still here chugging along that path. Much love to all

Angie Dx 8/23/2016, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, ER-/PR-, HER2+ Chemotherapy 9/1/2016 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Targeted Therapy 9/1/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 9/2/2016 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 1/6/2017 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
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Mar 16, 2019 08:13PM Shoregirl wrote:

Those cabanas in that setting is so lovely!! Thanks A...boob!! I am well, still in my revision process. Interviewing 2 different docs for PS4 3/25 & 3/26. Hope everyone is doing well!!

Faith, Hope & Love, the greatest of these is Love 1st Cor 13:13 Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 1/26/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 4/24/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 11/28/2017 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 12/3/2018 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Mar 24, 2019 06:18AM annoyingboob wrote:

sending lots of good vibes your way for tomorrow and the next day shoregirl!! heres hoping you find someone you really feel comfortable with who has the expertise to solve all your problems!! xo


Dx 12/2016, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Surgery 1/4/2017 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 2/20/2017 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/2/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Mar 26, 2019 10:49PM Shoregirl wrote:

Thank you so much Annoyingboob! I really appreciate that!! After meeting with both the docs, I feel more confidant in the male ps I saw Monday. The female I saw today was less confidant and a bit snarky. Plus she is 80 miles away. The male didn't give me any hesitancy that we could achieve a good result whereas the female said she couldn't make any promises. He wants me to wait til end of summer to give everything that was done in Dec & Feb a chance to settle. He did offer to do the fg to the one side that doesn't need implant revision while we wait for that other implant to settle. I told him I would probably wait so I don't have to have anesthesia twice and go through healing twice, but now after thinking about it I may let him go ahead and do one round of fg while we wait. That way my upper pole will match the other one better and I won't feel so self concious in summertime clothing. The female doc would have had me in as soon as May, but I told her I want to think about it and let things settle for a few months knowing I probably was not going to select her anyway.

The only hesitation I had with the male doc is he actually knows and went to med school with PS3 the one that botched me so badly!! So that was a bit awkward when I met with him and told him how I felt about the work his friend had done!! But he was in agreement with me that the procedure I went through in Feb and any more procedures to revise should be done in the OR instead of the office surgery suite to have the utmost sterile environment, plus access to alloderm if needed. I will take the next few days to pour over reviews again and run his credentials by my stepfather who also went to the same med school (Temple in PA).

Faith, Hope & Love, the greatest of these is Love 1st Cor 13:13 Dx 12/2/2016, DCIS, Right, 6cm+, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/2 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 1/26/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 4/24/2017 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Surgery 11/28/2017 Reconstruction (left): Fat grafting, Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Fat grafting, Silicone implant Surgery 12/3/2018 Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant
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Apr 14, 2019 07:18PM LisbethS wrote:

Hi, I don’t know if anyone remembers me. I haven’t been on in so long and I think I was part of another surgery group too. I can’t remember if I posted much or mostly read, that year is a bit of a blur. But anyway, I do remember liking the wonderful ladies in this group very much, it was my favorite group. I see people don’t post much anymore and read you’ve moved to Facebook.

I would love to join the Facebook group and get back in touchif possible, since that’s where I’ve been hanging out in regards to cancer. Let me know if it’s possible to join.

Thank you

DX'd at 51, OncotypeDX 40, BRCA2+. Couldn't do this without the love of my DD 13, DS 11 & DH who keeps me sane through this insane journey. Dx 6/24/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/5/2016, IDC, Right, <1cm, Grade 3 Surgery 7/13/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 9/1/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/8/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 3/9/2017 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Apr 15, 2019 10:10AM Vargadoll wrote:

LisbethS- can you send your FB information to me in a PM? I think I can add you. If I can't BeachbabyK can!

"She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come" Proverbs 31:25 Dx 12/23/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/7/2017 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 4/13/2017 Breast Hormonal Therapy Hormonal Therapy Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Radiation Therapy Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
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Apr 16, 2019 07:45PM LisbethS wrote:

vargadoll,

I just sent you a link to my fb profile.

Thanks so much!

DX'd at 51, OncotypeDX 40, BRCA2+. Couldn't do this without the love of my DD 13, DS 11 & DH who keeps me sane through this insane journey. Dx 6/24/2016, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 3, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 7/5/2016, IDC, Right, <1cm, Grade 3 Surgery 7/13/2016 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 9/1/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 12/8/2016 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 3/9/2017 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant, Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 3/31/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)

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