• kkatyva
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Lumpectomy 2001, wide excision 2001, 2007 bilateral mastectomy with re construction. Non healing wounds from radiation and Latinos D...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    2 Comments
    • punalei
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Severe pain and muscle spasms on radiated side. Tissue expansion is going very slowly.

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    1 Comment
  1. over 4 years ago
    STONELEAFTILE's Avatar

    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    It's been just over a year since my uni-mastectomy with implant at time of surgery and I have a few reflections. First of all, I wa...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
    0 Comments
  2. over 4 years ago
    beachbum5817's Avatar

    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Got my permanent implants on June 18. The doctor said it went better than expected. He was worried about the effects from radiatio...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
    0 Comments
    • JNW
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating) Du...
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Mastectomy went smoothly, though the tumor was such that there is very little margin, making reconstruction more challenging than ex...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
    • cmt
    • Experience with Ductal carcinoma in situ (...
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Follow your restrictions so you don't pull a stitch. I pulled a stitch working on the computer and moving the mouse, at least this l...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    0 Comments
    • Tditton
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carci...
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    At 1st I chose lumpectomy then later I decided on mastectomy because I didn't want to do radiation. Drs found my breast was full of ...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    0 Comments
    • DebbieI
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had my expanders switched to permanent silicone implants. Surgery went very well with little discomfort. Implants are very soft, s...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
    0 Comments
  3. almost 5 years ago
    Lorijoy812's Avatar

    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Final reconstruction

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
    0 Comments
    • JBean71
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    everything I had read, tried to be prepared as much as possible. but, the restrictions on my arm movement are very very limited. I...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    3 Comments
  4. almost 5 years ago
    digger6218's Avatar

    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    After three years. I have decided to have the implants removed and have Diep flap reconstruction

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    0 Comments
    • dclark12
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 5 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Exchanged tissue expanders for implants. No nipple reconstruction or tattooing.

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    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
    0 Comments
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