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    Decision Point (Find out all the details, possible side effects to every procedure): There was so much I did not know going into each procedure along my path. Unfortunately I had to find out the hard way about each and every side effect or each possible thing that could go wrong. I feel that things are not discussed fully as the doctor's don't want to scare you off but I'd rather made the decision being fully prepared for what might happen, rather than not to have a clue that it could happen.

    Also, always go with your gut. If I had done that in the first place I would not have gone through this long painful journey. I can say I am cancer free and I am happy for that.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Making a new nipple): I am preparing for this procedure to be done in two weeks. It will then take a 3 month recovery then they will tatoo on the color and areola. I am very very excited that this will finally all be over by Christmas.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Fat Grafting): I have had several sections of fat grafting trying to get the shape and size to be similar to my other breast. These procedures are very easy compared to any other. But, the process and results are slow and it takes several sessions to accomplish small steps.

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    Side Effects (Other): Major muscle cramps in the breast every time I have to use my arm. Even for small things like dusting and mopping. It is like having charlie horses in your breast, brings tears to my eyes at times.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Latisimas Dorsal Muscle (spelling?) and skin graft): This procedure took care of my needs with the exception of shap and size along with the side effects the the doctor's didn't tell me.