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Procedure or Surgery Associated with Breast Cancer. Posted on August 6, 2011 View this journey (6 Experiences)

I had a uni-lateral (right), skin sparing mastectomy in March 2010. Sentinel node biopsy with 0/5 nodes positive, confirmed stage 1. Released from hospital the next morning after surgery. Had JP 2 drains. The drains are a major pain because it is hard to get comfortable while sleeping, you have to find a way to pin them up during showering/bathing and in your clothing ... but they are a necessary evil and easy to take care of. Recommend a mastectomy camisole with drain pockets that can be velcroed in and out.

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

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