• kfk
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast Can...
    over 6 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    It took about a solid 2 weeks to begin to get back to normalcy and about another 2 weeks to feel recovered from surgery. I still ha...

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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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  1. almost 7 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Hi, I'm 46 and had a BLM on 2/5/13. Strong family history of BC. Diagnosed in Dec 2012, DCIS w/microinvasion, triple negative.

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Disagree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • JanieBert
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Brea...
    almost 7 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery was pretty uneventful.

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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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    • PostalLady
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Bre...
    almost 7 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I had my surgery as an out patient procedure and had very minimal pain which I was anticipating more and the use of more pain meds w...

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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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    • merr
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast Ca...
    about 7 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    So, how would you describe a double mastectomy recovery as "minimal"...when they cut your whole chest off (goodbye cancer and any ch...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • ryrysnana
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Brea...
    over 7 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    After a 4 hour surgery and 5 hours in recovery room my breathing and oxygen levels were very low. Ended up having to stay in the hos...

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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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  2. over 7 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    I was swollen for 6 weeks. Perhaps that was due to expanders?

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    Went as Expected: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • SHarder
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast...
    over 7 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Now it was time to remove my breasts and some lymph nodes as well. I had to fight to have both breasts off which was very stressful ...

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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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  3. over 7 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    2009 was a double mastectomy, Left in April 2009 (cancer side), right Nov 2009 (no cancer), tired of being lopsided.. Also had a po...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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    • urban1sa
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breas...
    over 7 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Even though the cancer was not due to genetics, I still decided to do a double mastectomy. This was mainly for my piece of mind beca...

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    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Neutral/NA
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • ToriC
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Breast C...
    over 7 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    Surgery day came and I was scared to death but I just kept reminding myself that in the end my chances of going through this nightma...

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    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Disagree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • firmlyheld
    • Experience with Triple-Negative Bre...
    over 7 years ago
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    Double Mastectomy

    Procedure or Surgery

    sent home the same day but ended up in emergency surgery due to a blood clot

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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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