Mastectomy and reconstruction with ME/CFS

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I am new to the forum and looking for some shared experiences of cancer surgery from people who also have ME or Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

I'm due to have a mastectomy and possible reconstruction in late February and I'm really nervous about the effect of such a big surgery on me with the ME/CFS. I'd be really grateful if anyone could share their experience of this surgery, the general anaesthetic and the overall recovery time if they also have the condition.

Many thanks.

  • Hi  and a very warm welcome to the online community which I hope you'll find is both an informative and supportive place to be.

    I'm sorry to read that you've recently been diagnosed with breast cancer and I can understand why you're looking to hear from other people who have had the same surgery as you'll be having.

    As you know, the online community is divided into different support forums so I'm going to recommend that you also join the breast cancer forum as you'll then connect directly with others who have had a mastectomy to ask questions, share experiences and get support.

    To join, just click on the link I've created and, once you've joined, you can start a new post in the same way as you did here and join in with existing conversations by clicking on 'reply'.

    It would be great if you could put something about your diagnosis and proposed treatment into your profile as it really helps others when replying to you and also when looking for someone on a similar pathway. It also means that you don't have to keep repeating yourself. To do this click on your username and then select 'Profile'. You can amend it at any time and if you're not sure what to write you can take a look at mine by clicking on my username.

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