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Re: Recently diagnosed
Posted by Carmen B on September 5, 2016, 1:57 pm, in reply to "Recently diagnosed"
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Hi Laurie, I was diagnosed in March 2016, I had a double mastectomy in April, I had the cancer spread in both breasts, and so it was safest that way to avoid recurrence. The same day of the surgery they put the expanders in, they felt ok not cold, just hard. The only thing is that I kept getting infection due to an allergic reaction to the material of the expanders. This week I will get the expander on my left side removed since the incision is not healing. Then I will try reconstruction again in a few months. I wish I found this group before my initial surgery, reading the postings has been very helpful, like they say it is a very personal decision, having a good support system and good medical team also helps a lot. I hope everything goes well for you and please keep us posted
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