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Topic: November 2020 Surgery Group

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

Posted on: Oct 21, 2020 09:25AM

ealga wrote:

Hello everyone,

Wondering if anyone else has surgery booked for November? My BMX is November 7. Anxiety is building :-(

Dx 4/4/2013, DCIS, 5cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 5/15/2013 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 7/10/2013 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 8/28/2013 Breast Dx 9/23/2020, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 19, 2020 01:25PM Hrv17 wrote:

good luck today Janet! I will pray everything goes well for you! And a speedy recovery!!

Dx 10/14/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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Nov 19, 2020 01:27PM Hrv17 wrote:

good luck today! Praying for a speedy recovery for you! Let us know how you do!

Dx 10/14/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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Nov 19, 2020 04:46PM suzopedia wrote:

Janet,

Good luck tomorrow. Im sure it will be great to have this behind you. I was so nervous before. Even with the pain and drain it was such a relief. 🤗

Susan

Dx 1/5/2005, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+, HER2- Surgery 2/25/2005 Lumpectomy Chemotherapy 3/1/2005 TAC Radiation Therapy 6/1/2005 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2005 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 7/23/2020 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 7/27/2020, DCIS, Right, 3cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 9/21/2020 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 9/27/2020, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+
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Nov 19, 2020 04:52PM suzopedia wrote:

NSBrown

Same here. My surgeons office made such a big deal about that injection and it wasn't bad at all. Best wishes for tomorrow. You will do great, I'm sure.

Dx 1/5/2005, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+, HER2- Surgery 2/25/2005 Lumpectomy Chemotherapy 3/1/2005 TAC Radiation Therapy 6/1/2005 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2005 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 7/23/2020 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 7/27/2020, DCIS, Right, 3cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 9/21/2020 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 9/27/2020, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+
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Nov 19, 2020 06:28PM Lilir wrote:

how are u doing? I had mine on the 6th.


All is going well for me so far. Was able to go right to implants. The bra all day is making me insane. Right axilla and corner of right breast very sensitive. Still Thankful... every day one more step to put this behind me

Dx 9/21/2020, IDC, Right, <1cm, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Dx 9/25/2020, LCIS, Left, 1cm
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Nov 20, 2020 02:01PM JanetM wrote:

Glad that it is over but the reconstruction plan did not work out. We planned for a DIEP flap but it failed during surgery. It turned out that due to 2 previous abdominal surgeries there was too much underlying damage that could not be seen on the pre-op ct.

DCIS 10/2020 Bilateral Mastectomy Lumpectomy 5/24/11 - LCIS, ALH and ADH and SAH/BSO - 8/10/11 Dx 5/25/2011, LCIS, Left, 0/0 nodes
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Nov 20, 2020 08:59PM suzopedia wrote:

Janet, sorry it didn't work out. There are surely other options tho They tried to do a direct implant for me and that didn't work out either. They'll figure something out. It's good to be done!

Lilr, glad things are going well. Mine was on the 10th. I'm still pretty sore. Probably because of the drain. I won't get it out till next week. And I can take a shower!!!!!

Take care everyone.

Dx 1/5/2005, IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+, HER2- Surgery 2/25/2005 Lumpectomy Chemotherapy 3/1/2005 TAC Radiation Therapy 6/1/2005 Whole-breast: Breast Hormonal Therapy 7/31/2005 Arimidex (anastrozole), Aromasin (exemestane), Femara (letrozole), Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Surgery 7/23/2020 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 7/27/2020, DCIS, Right, 3cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 9/21/2020 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 9/27/2020, IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+
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Nov 21, 2020 03:36PM Nsbrown54 wrote:

2 days out from surgery. I’m still having discomfort but it’s manageable with pain medication. Looking forward to taking a shower tomorrow. I hope everyone is having a good day

Dx 6/22/2020, IDC, Right, 6cm+, Stage IIB, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Chemotherapy 6/29/2020 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel)
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Nov 21, 2020 11:20PM JanetM wrote:

I came home today with 6 drains. I have a follow up with the plastic surgeon on Tuesday. Hopefully a few of the drains can be removed and we can talk about next steps. Still trying to come to grips with the flap failure

DCIS 10/2020 Bilateral Mastectomy Lumpectomy 5/24/11 - LCIS, ALH and ADH and SAH/BSO - 8/10/11 Dx 5/25/2011, LCIS, Left, 0/0 nodes
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Nov 22, 2020 08:43PM - edited Nov 22, 2020 08:47PM by jjjbrophy

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Nov 22, 2020 08:47PM jjjbrophy wrote:

Hi all,

I’m new to this group. I’m scheduled for a dmx on Tuesday. I’m so scared. I lost my mom to this disease which adds to my fear. Reading your experiences has been helpful. You are all so strong

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Nov 23, 2020 06:40AM Jksmahoney wrote:

We will go through this together, JJJ. I am scheduled for the same procedure on the same day. And I’m scared too. But I also can’t wait to be on the other side of this surgery and have it behind me. I hope you have lots of love and support on your end, and that Covid isn’t interfering too much. We’ve got this, okay

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Nov 23, 2020 08:46AM ealga wrote:

Good luck to all of you with your procedures soon. I am two weeks out and starting to feel a lot better. Be patient with yourself, rest, take your meds and let others care for you. Your body will be working hard to heal so enable it as best you can. Little walks around your home help a lot too!


Dx 4/4/2013, DCIS, 5cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Surgery 5/15/2013 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 7/10/2013 Lumpectomy: Right Radiation Therapy 8/28/2013 Breast Dx 9/23/2020, IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 23, 2020 10:42AM Moderators wrote:

jjjbrophy, we want to send you a big warm welcome to the BCO Community discussion boards. We're glad to see you found this wonderful group pf people to help you and share experiences and advice.

For jjjbrophy and all of you, here's a super helpful thread filled with tips from members about all things surgery:

Shopping/Packing/To-do/Recovery Tips for before and after surgery

Good luck with everything and keep us updated on how you're getting on.

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Nov 23, 2020 11:02PM Onealdr3 wrote:

jjjbrophy,

Sending you lots of love!! You got this.

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Nov 24, 2020 07:40AM Hrv17 wrote:

I had my surgery yesterday. Came home right after. The sentinel node injection felt like a bee sting for about 30 seconds. It wasn't bad at all. 2 of the nodes removed were clear so moved on the the surgery. Dr believes he got it all. He did tell my husband he had to take a little more tissue than he originally thought so my incision is a little larger. Not sure why this struck a anxious cord with me. I feel pretty good. My throat is super sore and my right side of my lip is swollen from the anesthesia tube. Nothing that won't heal, just had no idea. Felt like I was punched. So far I haven't taken pain meds I feel okay. A little achy under arm. They didn't give any exercises or sleeping recommendations. Can I sleep on the opposite side?

Dx 10/14/2020, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
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Nov 25, 2020 01:30PM Jksmahoney wrote:

Had my BMX w/o reconstruction yesterday and I’m feeling so grateful to have that part behind me. I have very little pain. The worst part is a little itchiness from the bandage, but it’s tolerable. My range of motion is better than expected. Also feeling so lucky to have this community to turn to for answers and support. I’m praying for each and every one of us. 💗

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