• Stephylee4
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Bre...
    5 months ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    No reconstruction, aesthetic flat closure

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • ima164
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating)...
    over 2 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had bilateral mastectomy with DIEP flap reconstruction. Recovery was hard and one breast had a lot of skin necrosis (skin died).

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Flyniah
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    over 2 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I’m still healing and experiencing swelling and aches. My tummy looks like I’m pregnant...no one told me about that side effect lol

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • MStar
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    over 2 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Got off the pain meds after 3 days - couple of Tylenol worked. Surgery was 6DEC18. Emotional is harder than physical for me.

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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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    • 4Boysmom
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltratin...
    over 2 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had infection on right side .

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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 2 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was told breast surgery doesn't hurt so he didn't prescribe anything for pain' the pain as soon as I woke up was horrible.

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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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  2. over 2 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I thought my surgeon was insane when he said I shouldn't really have any pain when I was discharged the next morning- damned if he w...

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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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    • LKsHope
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    almost 3 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Hurt more than I thought it would. The drains I had were the most bothersome.

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    Went as Expected: Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • Jzrmama
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrating...
    almost 3 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I opted out of reconstruction so the surgery & recovery was better than I expected. I only had 2 drain tubes which came out a week ...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • msndrstood
    • Experience with Invasive (Infiltrat...
    almost 3 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    The surgery itself went great, I had minimal pain from the surgery itself, it was those drains that were painful. I had one drain in...

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

    Procedure or Surgery

    The drains are a pain and I’ll be glad when they get removed but over all things went well!

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • Mamaswagon
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Bre...
    almost 3 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    This is a major 8 hour surgery with reconstruction with major impacts to the rest of your life beyond the healing process and surgic...

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