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    Procedure or Surgery (Breast Reconstruction (Flap)): Physical therapy aided range of motion recovery but side effects are extensive: numbness at incisions, abdominal swelling and very imperfect breast reconstruction (not enough tissue). It may be my own skin, but it doesn't feel like my own body.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Mastectomy): Religious post-op physical therapy aided range of motion recovery time. Side effects of mastectomy are extensive numbness, pain, loss of upper body strength and unsatisfactory body image. Every single day I am reminded of my loss.