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    Help...I need another surgery. I had a double mastectomy and they were able to spare my nipples. I had expanders in for months, all through

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      I had a bilat with immediate recon with silicone gel implants in Feb 2012. I had chemo but no radiation. My left one pulled away from my chest wall and I needed to have it replaced in November. The replacement surgery was very easy. I did not have a nipple sparing surgery, though. Not sure if that would make a difference but the second surgery was a breeze, really. A little sore for about a week then back to normal.

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    Side Effects (Nerve damage (peripheral neuropathy)): My last chemo treatment was March 16, 2012..It is now Jan 15 2013...a full 10 months later. My neuropathy has not abated. I am still taking the lyrics 50mg 3x a day. It is not unbearable, but it has changed the way I live, and cramps my style. ( my precious high heels are all gathering dust) A more serious problem is starting to emerge. One of my breast implants is rippling very bad. At first, my thoughts were...I am NOT having another surgery....I will wear a padded bra to hide this. Sadly, it is getting so bad that the implant seems to actually fold when I bend or move a certain way. That is really uncomfortable and actually hurts. My plastic surgeon said.."No worries..you need some tweaking " TWEAKING....is she kidding??? Another surgery and she calls it TWEAKING. I seriously wanted to strangle her !!! Meantime, I still have a lot of pain under the arm where the lymph nodes were removed??? Hello ......I realized I need to find a new normal. I have accepted that I will never be completely the same..........but.....I need to move on now.

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