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Mar 2, 2020 01:48AM
add me to the march surgery list please - im going for a bilateral mastectomy with tissue expanders to then be replaced by implants in a few months. my surgery is march 19.
in 2017, i had right dcis and had lumpectomy and bilateral breast reduction, so i can help any of you stressed about that. i also had partial breast xrt. the hardest part was the waiting and the mental game, but the surgery and xrt were an easy recovery for me.
now im back with a tiny 6mm nodule on the same side as before that they picked up on my routine yearly mammo, but there was 1mm of invasion on the biopsy. so this time, im taking both off. i was really tempted to go flat and just have tiny nipple mounds, but surgeon suggested i start with implants. if i dont like, i can always then go flat, but its harder to go flat and then change your mind.
so, here i am, waiting til march 19. i look forward to hearing about everyone's experiences and i wish you all well as you navigate through this life change.
12/2016, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+
1/4/2017 Lumpectomy: Left, Right
2/20/2017 3DCRT: Breast
3/2/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
2/2020, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
3/19/2020 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right
4/14/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)