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Re: reconstruction failure
Posted by MichelleA on October 7, 2016, 12:06 am, in reply to "reconstruction failure"
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I was diagnosed in my thirties with 2 young kids. Stage 3c, 9cm tumor, 28+ grape sized lymph nodes. I had a bi-mast with expanders. Then the exchange. Within a couple of weeks, implant failure. Then removal with 6 months of intense wound care from an infection. I have been a uniboob for 10 years. Personally I would rather be flat than a uniboob. I didn't finish recon because my kid's were little. My youngest is now 14 almost 15. I am going to have the remaining implant removed. Finish losing weight, and then try DIEP over the summer. Infection is always a possibility. My one implant is encapsulated and has adhered to the skin. It is uncomfortable to walk fast with one unmoving boob and a prosthetic. I also have a deep crevice where the one implant was. I am not saying that I have loved living like this at all -- what I can tell you is that now boobs do not define who I am. The originals tried to kill me and the fake ones were not sexy at all. The next recon will be so that my clothes for well. Also, my husband and kid's have been my rock. Please do not let boobs be your identity. Let me know if you have any more questions. MichelleA
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