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    Momma1 wrote on Bubbles's wall

    Hi Bubbles, I was really lucky after my surgery. My hubby was very supportive and did everything for me. I also have a sister that is a nurse so she was able to help with a lot of things plus answer my questions. My recovery was probably about 6 weeks but I was off work for 8 to ensure that everything was OK. I tried to remain active so I would walk about 2 miles a day after about 3 weeks.....it did wonders. An oopherectomy is removal of my ovaries. I was ER/PR positive so my cancer is being fed by my hormones. Removing those gives me another layer of "protection" for my cancer coming back.

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    Hi Ellebell, WOW....that is just wonderful. You are so young and yet have gone through so much. Congrats on be Cancer-free!!!!

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    Momma1 wrote on Bubbles's wall

    Hi Bubbles. I am also a recently diagnosed breast cancer patient. I found out in May 2012. I am Stage 1; ER/PR positive; HER2 negative. I had a bi-lateral mastectomy with expanders due to an abnormal BRCA test. I do not have to have chemo or radiation (I was very fortunate). Here in the next couple of weeks, I will have my expanders replaced with my implants and have an oopherectomy. I am hoping that after all that, I can say that I can relax a bit. You will be great. Strength through positive thinking....that is my motto.

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      Momma1 Thanks so much, I was beginning to wonder if there was anyone out there who had made the same decision I had. How long was your recovery time from the first surgery? I felt like it took forever to get back to some of my normal routines....It will be another month of so before I have my expanders replaced and like you I'm hoping I'll be able to relax some. sorry to sound ignorant but what is an oopherectomy?

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    I received my cancer diagnosis at St. Francis. They are amazing!!!! From the time of my diagnosis to my surgery was 5 weeks. I could not have asked for a better team of health care professionals. I would recommend them to ANYONE. Though I am lucky to not have to receive chemotherapy or radiation, I do have an Oncologist there and he is just fabulous. I would not want to be anywhere else.

    If you make the switch, I think you will be happy with your choice.