• carmeldean
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Bre...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a bilateral mastectomy with DIEP flap reconstruction. While the results are amazing, it was a hard surgery and hard recovery....

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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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    • Lindasch
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breas...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Recovery was fairly easy since I had a wonderful Occupational Therapist who specialized in breast cancer patients.

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • elletoo
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had many complications from infections, celulitis, drain problems, bleeding

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree
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    • jofrommn
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breas...
    almost 6 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I developed blood clots in both lungs. I keep draining fluid after the drains were taken out. It's been 1 delay after another. I was...

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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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    • StamPurr
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breas...
    about 6 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    November 5, 2013 Bi-lateral mastectomy with node biopsy on left and lymph node dissection on right. Started at about 10:30 am with ...

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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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    • Drinsmom
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breas...
    about 6 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I chose to have a double mastectomy even though the cancer was in my left breast only. Right after surgery & about 3 weeks after I w...

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
    • Machacha
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breas...
    about 6 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Bilateral Masectomy with Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy

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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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    • Amanda57
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breas...
    about 6 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had my mastectomy and was at the hospital the doctor wanted me to stay another day but left it up to me. It was snowing out and f...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
    0 Comments
    • Makelle
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast...
    over 6 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had little instructions on how to regain use and strength in arms and chest muscles.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • joy123
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast ...
    over 6 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Mastectomy did not heal properly, delayed start of chemo by two months

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    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
    0 Comments
    • CindyFogle
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Bre...
    over 6 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had a double mastectomy and the beginning of reconstruction (the placement of tissue expanders) during the same surgery. That was...

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    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • NenasMom
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breas...
    over 6 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    It was hard to see myself as the same person after surgery. My body changed in such an extreme way. I referred to my chest a frank...

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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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