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    Zizzah asked a questionBreast Cancer

    I do not know how to dress for surgery tommorow. I need sugestions and advise. I do not know what to expect about recovery, driving

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      cher598

      You ask about a support group--The hospital you are going to may have one.--Check with them. Mine had one. All the advice you were already given on here was very good. Just take some one with you so they can drive. I think they gave me socks to wear at the hospital. I cannot give you advice on a mastectomy--I had a lumpectomy. Just make sure you follow their Intructions, and take care of yourself--Alao do not be afraid to ask THEM questions.

      almost 5 years ago
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      TammyF

      one of the first things they do when you check in , is give you hospital clothes to put on, they will bag up all of your belongings and put your name on it, keep all jewlery at home. Where like someone else said loose fitting clothes, it is more of a concern of what you wear home anything easy to put on like button up shirt and pull up pants, nothing where you have to lift hands over your head to is tight fitting, slip on shoes is also a good suggestion. Good luck tomorrow, try to relax and have confident in your doctors, they are trained for this. I hope you have someone there that loves you to hold your hand, if not feel the love from all of us here

      almost 5 years ago
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      TammyF

      you will need a ride home, call a cab if no one is available to drive you home

      almost 5 years ago
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    I live in Fairfax, Virginia and am seeking a support group near me.

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      GregP_WN

      HI Zizzah, thanks for posting, I can't help you with that, other than suggest you click on the Resources link at the top of the page. But if you will post this in the questions tab at the top of the page, lots will see it and someone will be able to give you some options. We recently had this questiions for another City, and they were given several options.

      Greg P
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      almost 5 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Double Mastectomy): I do not know what to expect. I do not know what to were to the hospital. Shirt that opens in front or pullover. I do not know what to eat tomight. Surgery is Friday 11/30/2012

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      Diana60

      don't eat anything after midnight. If you have to take pills, only use a swallow of water. Wear a blouse that opens in the front, as you won't want to move the arms a lot right after surgery. Also make sure it is loose fitting to make it easier to get into. Take a good support bra that opens in the front, as it is easier to put on after surgery and provides the support you need after surgery.

      almost 5 years ago
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      Nonnie917

      I had a double mastectomy June 28 and the doctor wants you to move your arms so your shoulders don't freeze up. My doctor said that anyway. You will have to d what your doctor says. Why did it take them so long to set up a surgery date for you? Baffles my mind when they make a patient wait. I had cancer in both breasts too only the left breast wasn't discovered until I had an MRI. My doctor found that the radiologist who read my mammogram missed a spot in the right breast and that is why my surgeon ordered the MRI. Had he not done so; the clusters in my left breast would not have been discovered for who knows how long. When I was told there were 2 clusters in the left breast and that I would have to have a triple MRI guided biopsy I told the doctor to just take them both off. I was not going to live my life wondering if cancer was growing and whether or not it was invasive. My cancer was localized and not invasive. They took the sentinal node out on each side to see if there was cancer in them and they were clean. No cancer so they didn't have to take any more nodes out just the one. I was thankful for that. Be sure you ask your doctor questions, if you have any. That way you can feel good about any decision you make and the surgery that you chose. Good luck.

      almost 5 years ago
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    Oh No (Diagnosed): surprise when the mamogram showed cancer in both breasts