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    Procedure or Surgery (Breast Reconstruction (Implant)): OW. Breast reconstruction is not, not fun. I think the expanding of the tissue is worse than the surgery. However, I hated having a proteisis more. Surgeon used a back muscle for reconstruction. It is still wierd for me to feel my "breast" flex when I pull on something or when I use weights to work out. Overall, I am happy with the results. I had an implant on the other side also, to even things out. Implants need to be replaced every 20 years. Not sure I will want them replaced when I', 70 years old or not.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Hormone therapy): HOT FLASH! 2 more years to go and I cannot stand being in the heat. The air better be moving in the room too! My hair is drying out, nails are brittle, Things will get better though, according for a forum I read. Can't wait be be totally done.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I took a leave of abscence from work not knowing what to expect. After a couple of crappy feeling days of laying on the couch, the rest of the week wasn't too bad. After 3 months of chemo, I noticed I was way weaker. I have never recovered my full strength. Maybe if I lift weights!

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    Procedure or Surgery (Implant chemotherapy port): At first the tubes in the port felt almost like a straw in my vein. Very uncomfortable. After a couple of weeks, I barely noticed it. It was the cat's meow for treatments though. Worth the initial discomfort.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Mastectomy)

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