Breast cancer

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Reconstruction

Bay city roller
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New to this arena and recently diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, I’m due to have a mastectomy and reconstruction using a muscle from my back and would like to hear from anyone who has already experienced it for som advice/ information, thanks Bay City Roller fan 

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Moresleep
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Hi

I'm really sorry you are here by the forum is a great place. I had mastectomy and immediate reconstruction by DIEP, tissue taken from tummy area, so I'm afraid I can't help re reconstruction using back muscle. I hope somebody sees this and responds. Good luck. XXXXXxxxx

Bay city roller
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Thanks for replying, glad to have found this forum though , xxx

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mistymoley
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Welcome to the community.  Your diagnosis and treatment is fairly common, I'm sure that someone who has had it will be along shortly.  In the meantime, you can put LD Flap or Latimuss Dorsi into the search box at the top of the page and find others who have the same operation.

I have a friend who had it and it looks amazing!

As far as the cancer is concerned, Stage 2 is early stage, so please don't get stressed about planning your funeral right now, the statistics are very good, and your team will be planning the very best treatment for you.  All treatments are designed for the individual, bearing in mind their diagnosis, and your team will be very much looking for a really good result at the end of it all, it looks bad for them when they don't do their job properly! 

We had a group of BCR fans when I was at school, platforms, tartan, the works.  I remember it well!

Helen

I am not medically qualified, please consult your doctor or undertake your own research.

sue G
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Hi There

I had a mastectomy and a delayed LD reconstrution in 2010. Ask away. What would you like to know?

Sue

Diag 22/2/2008

Bay city roller
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Hi there, I’ve got quite a few questions I’m afraid, here goes, how is the pain factor after the op, how long was the recovery time, would you recommend the reconstruction, did you have chemo or radiotherapy, I was diagnosed 5 wks ago and then they found a lump in my ovary during the MRI, luckily it’s just a fibroid, but my mastectomy was delayed until the lump was checked out, I’m in the process of being checked out for the brac 2 gene as I’m in the high risk category so there’s a chance I might need both breasts off, tbh I’m coping pretty well as I’m a very positive person and I’ve still got a lot of living left in me, lol, thanks for replying, My name is Cathy which I should have mentioned at the beginning, 

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Bay city roller
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Thank you so much for replying, it’s great to hear positive feed back, I’ll definitely be taking your advice and writing down questions to as the consultant who I’ve to see this Thursday, hopefully ll have a date then for the mastectomy, thanks again, Cathy G, xxx

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Bay city roller
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Hi again Norah, I got my date for the op which will be on the 10th of December, they didn’t seem too concerned that I tested positive for the brca2 gene and said they’ll deal with it one step at a time, I’ll be getting the Masectomy and reconstruction at the same time followed by chemo and when I’ve got over that the ovaries will go, I’m just a tad disappointed that it’s so close to Xmas and was wondering initially how long were you laid up for, I’m in fairly good shape so I’m hoping I’ll at least be able to enjoy Xmas before the chemo, hope your wel, Cathy G xxxx

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