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Topic: March 2020 Surgery Group

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

Posted on: Feb 25, 2020 09:25PM

pjb61 wrote:

Hello. I'm new here so I hope it's okay to start this thread. I didn't see one for March. I have a lumpectomy with SNB scheduled for March 4. And I have radioactive seed placement in two days (2/27) and I'm a bit nervous about that. I don't like the idea of a radioactive substance hanging out in my body for 6 days.

Who else is having surgery in March? I'd love to compare notes as we progress.


Dx 2/5/2020, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 3/3/2020 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel Chemotherapy 4/20/2020 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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May 11, 2020 10:25AM cyathea wrote:

I am using Mepitac 2 cm x 3 m silicone tape by Safetac. The tape is .8 inches wide which is helpful for me since my scars are curved and very long. I put the tape on in a few pieces due to the curve.

I take the tape off when I shower and then reuse it until it doesn’t stick well. With over 3 feet of length, I think it will last a long time.

I tried a silicone cream but I didn’t like the marks it made on my shirts, so for me, the tape is much better. I got it on Amazon and it wasn’t too expensive. Note that if you buy wider tape, it is more expensive so besure you include the size in your search.

Dx 6/17/2019, DCIS/ILC, Right, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 8/1/2019 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 8/1/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 10/9/2019 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 10/10/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 3/18/2020 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 4/16/2020 Other Radiation Therapy 6/1/2020 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes, Bone Hormonal Therapy 8/21/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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May 12, 2020 08:20PM annoyingboob wrote:

have any march surgery girls had exchange to implant yet? mine is next week...

Dx 12/2016, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Surgery 1/5/2017 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 2/21/2017 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/3/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 2/2020, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 3/19/2020 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 4/15/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery
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May 12, 2020 11:32PM AngieB92 wrote:

Mine isn’t until July 2nd.

Dx 8/8/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 9/17/2019 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 9/17/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 3/3/2020 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 4/10/2020 Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab)
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Jun 1, 2020 05:11PM AngieB92 wrote:

I just got a call from my PS. Monday, June 8th has opened in their schedule!! I go for a pre-op appointment Friday and a COVID-19 test Saturday. I’m so excited! Another box to check off

Dx 8/8/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 9/17/2019 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 9/17/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 3/3/2020 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 4/10/2020 Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab)
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Jun 3, 2020 09:37PM annoyingboob wrote:

good luck!! its a breeze c/w the bmx.

Dx 12/2016, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Surgery 1/5/2017 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 2/21/2017 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/3/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 2/2020, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 3/19/2020 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 4/15/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery
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Jun 4, 2020 09:32AM AngieB92 wrote:

Thanks!! I’m just looking forward to getting away from this iron bra feeling!!

Dx 8/8/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 9/17/2019 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 9/17/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 3/3/2020 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 4/10/2020 Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab)
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Jun 7, 2020 12:55AM annoyingboob wrote:

sadly, I think that’s the alloferm and that doesn’t go away.

Dx 12/2016, DCIS, Right, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, ER+/PR+ Surgery 1/5/2017 Lumpectomy: Left, Right Radiation Therapy 2/21/2017 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 3/3/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Dx 2/2020, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 3/19/2020 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right Hormonal Therapy 4/15/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery
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Jun 8, 2020 09:05AM sage wrote:

AngieB92 - good luck today!!! So excited for you! Good luck with your surgery and hope you have a swift recovery.

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Jun 8, 2020 08:03PM AngieB92 wrote:

Thanks, Sage!

I’m home a resting comfortably. Just some minor pain right now. I’m so glad to get this behind me

Dx 8/8/2019, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/6 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ (IHC) Targeted Therapy 9/17/2019 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Targeted Therapy 9/17/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 3/3/2020 Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Targeted Therapy 4/10/2020 Kadcyla (T-DM1, ado-trastuzumab)
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Jun 8, 2020 09:36PM Maryjv wrote:

congrats Angie!!! Rest and recover!!! 🙏

Dx 11/22/2019, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 3, ER-/PR-, HER2- (FISH) Chemotherapy 12/29/2019 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 3/27/2020 Mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 8/26/2020 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Jun 8, 2020 10:14PM cyathea wrote:

AngieB92, I’m glad everything went well. I wish you a quick recovery and life that is hopefully more normal.

Dx 6/17/2019, DCIS/ILC, Right, 5cm, Stage IV, metastasized to bone, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2+ (FISH) Targeted Therapy 8/1/2019 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 8/1/2019 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Chemotherapy 10/9/2019 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel) Targeted Therapy 10/10/2019 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Surgery 3/18/2020 Lymph node removal: Left, Right, Sentinel, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left, Right Chemotherapy 4/16/2020 Other Radiation Therapy 6/1/2020 3DCRT: Breast, Lymph nodes, Bone Hormonal Therapy 8/21/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Targeted Therapy Herceptin (trastuzumab)
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Oct 3, 2020 10:51AM Cat029 wrote:

I had surgery at the end of March and currently have expanders. Has anyone experience stinging pain 6 months after surgery around expanderr

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