1. almost 4 years ago
    songndancegrl1's Avatar

    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Recovery with immediate reconstruction takes much longer than I anticipated!

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  2. almost 4 years ago
    AngieStewart's Avatar

    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The surgery and recovery is going much better than I expected. The pain has been completely manageable and I am able to do more tha...

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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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    • Huggy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    It took 4 weeks to get rid of all my drains ... showering was annoying, and it caused me to have to cancel a vacation that we planne...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • pie
    • Experience with Mixed Tumors, Breast Cancer
    almost 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    a third tumor was found and positive lymph nodes

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • rachl2010
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Brea...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Did skin sparing procedure. Extremely painful to have drain removed. The doctor tugs on it to pop it out. Once expanders fully fi...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
    • malibama
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltratin...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    5 weeks post and I am moving all around, walking, some cooking, and dishwashing... but when I do, I am wiped out and I streached som...

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • AStreib
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    almost 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Took 4 weeks for the drain so to be removed. That is the only negative I experienced.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. almost 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I found a lump on my left breast. I figured it would shrink if I cut back on the caffeine like I had in the past. But the lump didn'...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  4. almost 4 years ago
    Xandra85242's Avatar

    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had nipple and skin sparing mastectomies

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
    0 Comments
    • lisahal
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Everything went well with surgery and was released next morning. I did not know that Norcos cannot be called in to the pharamcy your...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • franki
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    its only been 11 days so still sore and new

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Sharlie
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    about 4 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery was 17 days ago and I'm doing very well. Drains came out after 6 days and was able to begin exercises. I'm able to sleep o...

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