Silicone breast implants when you already have a disability

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  1. I hope you’re all staying safe & well. This is my first post so wish me luck! I know this a long shot but I wonder if there is anyone out there who has the disability spina bifida & is facing a masectomy (possibly bi-laterial) & then an immediate reconstruction with silicone implants as there only option? Or someone who’s lung function is impaired so they can’t be under a GA for a considerable amount of time & need a ventilator for a few days after the operation? Or who’s body rejected their implants? I have one other friend with SB who made a successful recovery from breast cancer but she had a different type of cancer & therefore a different surgery. My disability is making what should be straightforward cancer surgery a little bit trickier (well a lot trickier if I’m honest!) I hope someone out there can help! 
  • Hi  and a very warm welcome to the online community

    I'm sorry to read that you're facing some tricky surgery.

    I hope you don't mind me suggesting that you join and post this message in the breast cancer group as you're more likely to connect with others who have had this operation there.

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    FormerMember in reply to latchbrook

    Thank you! Just trying to figure out how to copy & paste my message using my phone