• Las928
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    about 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Still in recovery but overall very happy with results

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • JNW
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating) Du...
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Right now I'm in that 24 to 48 hour most painful stage, but hopefully I'm ending this part of the journey and will find my new norma...

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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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  1. over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had the DIEP flap procedure for reconstruction. Not as bad I as I though it would be. 8 weeks out and healing nicely.

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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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    • Alisq
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    It was a long recovery, however I am happy it is working out for me so far. I didn't realize that this is a staged procedure. I wi...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Rin
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating) Du...
    over 4 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    My surgery began in Sept 2015, mastectomy and tissue expander which resulted in a serious surgical infection and a 2nd surgery in No...

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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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    • peachpoppy
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrat...
    almost 5 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    2/9/16 - Had a fat grafting procedure, once again, to my left DIEP side to increase size for symmetry and to fill in holes left from...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • JNW
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating) Du...
    about 5 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    My original PS, just swapped my expander for an implant. The other breast was revised. At the follow up, he told me that was all I...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
    2 Comments
    • JNW
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating) Du...
    about 5 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Radiation damage left me with few options for reconstruction. I just got out of a 5 day stay in the hospital for a surgery that went...

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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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    • CBarwick
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breas...
    about 5 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    This was simply to bring me back to flat, to fill in the craters and valleys that the BMX had left behind.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • peachpoppy
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrat...
    over 5 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    5/12/15 - Back in the hospital to correct my failed DIEP. This time (at the recco of the PS) I had the Latissimus Dorsi Flap on the ...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
    3 Comments
    • peachpoppy
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrat...
    over 5 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    4/30/15 was my DIEP. The right flap failed and potentially part of the left. They did 2 additional surgeries, 3 blood transfusions a...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
    4 Comments
    • joislune13
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Bre...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Breast Reconstruction (Flap)

    Procedure or Surgery

    Have had swelling and pain under my right arm for over 10 days. Difficult to wear a bra. Using sports bras but I'm a big girl so thi...

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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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