• hollis40
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 6 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    surgery very painful and hard

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Jbro
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating) D...
    over 6 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Originally going to have lumpectomy with radiation. Second tumor found in MRI meant mastectomy necessary. After talking to PS abou...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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  1. over 6 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    They don't feel "right" yet.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • overheated
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrat...
    over 6 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    I ended up with a major infection and the had to remove the implant

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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
  2. over 6 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    I developed an infection and had to be hospitalized. After that I became depressed, lost weight, cried, and was put on antianxiety...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Expando
    • Experience with Ductal carcinoma in si...
    over 6 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    My new breasts look and feel great. It is eight months since the implants were put in. I did not go on Tamoxifen at that time, and n...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
    0 Comments
  3. over 6 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    After a double mastectomy, I had tissue expanders placed under the chest muscle to retain the tissue for later reconstruction. The ...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. over 6 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    I'm not completely recovered yet, but so far so good. I have had minimal pain. My doctor prescribed Valium and Vicodin for the pain....

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • Carrie40
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltratin...
    over 6 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    So far, so good, but I am on some good drugs at the moment.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
    • robins
    • Experience with Ductal carcinoma in sit...
    over 6 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Pain was much less than mastectomy, but fatigue was much more than I expected.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    0 Comments
    • copland16
    • Experience with Ductal carcinoma in ...
    over 6 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    I have waited a long time for this reconstruction. I had it scheduled and June and there were complications prior to surgery so we ...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • memes
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    over 6 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Implant)

    Procedure or Surgery

    This was supposed to be the easiest surgery, yet the anesthesia was awful, and I was quite loopy for a week after. I had less probl...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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