1. 11 months ago
    Tuttylawhorn's Avatar

    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    end up having edema and fluid pockets where they have removed the drains after my double masectomy

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Agree
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    • Cheese
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    12 months ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Healing now and going better than I thought I would. Week out and very little need for pain management. Will get margin results tom...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Canoeracer
    • Experience with Invasive Lobular Ca...
    12 months ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    During bilateral mastectomy, a Sentinal Biopsy was also performed. Results were good; no Lymph node involvement.

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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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    • Grace53
    • Experience with Ductal carcinoma in si...
    about 1 year ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Direct implant reconstruction following double masectomy

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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  2. about 1 year ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The surgery took longerr than expected, there was a few days of pain,probably 7 to 10 days not as bad as I expected.

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Denisehero
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrat...
    about 1 year ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had several seromas that had to heal, so healing time was increased. Also had some skin loss to steristrips used on the incision ...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • Jdsterne
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 1 year ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The most painful operation I have ever received.

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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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    • K8T
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 1 year ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    While my recovery went smoothly and better than I know it can go for people, I can't say it had a minimal impact on my daily life. O...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Gemsbarb
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltratin...
    about 1 year ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Overall, the mastectomy itself was not that challenging. I was fortunate to have a spouse at home who has turned out to be a wonderf...

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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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    • Read
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    about 1 year ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had the DIEP Flap surgery. I ended up having 2 infections after. But I am healed fine. The surgery worked out great and I only too...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • junie1
    • Experience with Ductal carcinoma in sit...
    over 1 year ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    this was my 2nd dx of breast cancer,, first time in 1994. I was totally shocked,, but not totally upset to the degree of being depre...

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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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    • Jamie
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    over 1 year ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    No reconstruction! That’s where most complications come from.

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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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