• Kammy
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
    almost 6 years ago
    Kammy's Avatar

    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Becker permanent expandable implant, Veritas acellular dermal matrix sling

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    0 Comments
  1. almost 6 years ago
    TheBirdLady's Avatar

    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    This has been a longer haul, though. I have had to be patient regarding the expanders for about 14 months now. They feel like alie...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  2. almost 6 years ago
    mpolk1909's Avatar

    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery is scheduled for Feb. 6th. for breast reconstruction. I am having concerns about reconstruction on the other breast to matc...

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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
    2 Comments
  3. almost 6 years ago
    ivelisse44's Avatar

    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Last December I finally had my left breast mastectomy. My procedure was probably different to many others. I had the opportunity t...

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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
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    • JessiNicki
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrat...
    almost 6 years ago
    JessiNicki's Avatar

    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    November 2012

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • SELF
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 6 years ago
    SELF's Avatar

    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Having the weekly fills of the tissue expanders is quite uncomfortable. Not sure I'll make it to my target of 340cc which on my 5'8...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
    0 Comments
  4. almost 6 years ago
    brazilfights' Avatar

    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Bilateral Mastectomy with reconstruction

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
    0 Comments
    • Lindasch
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breas...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Without my Occupational Therapist who specializes in mastectomy recovery, I would be so much more uncomfortable and would not know w...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    0 Comments
  5. almost 6 years ago
    Karendarring's Avatar

    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had this idea that the expanders would be mildly uncomfortable. WRONG. Three weeks after surgery and two expansions of 100ccs ea...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    1 Comment
    • marycamp
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltratin...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    did not like having i.v. left in to give myself 3 antibiotic bags. made my husband & I a nervous wreck. nurse came back out on Chris...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
  6. almost 6 years ago
    SherriR6379's Avatar

    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Expanders in place. Drains are not a picnic but they'll be removed before too long.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
    0 Comments
  7. almost 6 years ago
    Denise714's Avatar

    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    My implant was saline filled. This was also a one day surgery, and the surgery and down time is very minimal itself. A month and a h...

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