Masectomy w/ reconstruction hospital time

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Hi all,

I'm a lone parent looking at getting a masectomy with immediate reconstruction. I know masectomy alone I could be home same day - that seems common. But I'm wonder what the most likely time in hospital is for mas w/recon

I know it's obviously different for everyone, and it could be up to 7 days. But I'd like to know how long people have spent in hospital.

I am young (41) and on good health. 

My concern is that I have no one to take care of my child if I'm in for a week, or am unable to do 2x 10 min walks a day when I get out of hospital.

So can people please tell me about your experience? Did you stay in for 2-3 days or longer? Were you able to take short walks when you got home?

Thanks in advance. 

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