I'm very glad to hear you're doing well!
First issue is that we will need absolute certainty that the blood clots are completely resolved and that you are on any necessary proper medication regimen before, during, and after surgery to make things as safe as we possibly can before doing the remaining things on your list. Is possible could even delay our scheduled procedure so please contact my office and connect your treating team to ours so those things can be sorted out beginning now.
Re. question 1, I must defer to the Gynecologist as is wayyyy outside my scope of expertise.
Re. #2, very little to none.
Re. #3, not at all.
Re. #4, not really related to DIEP per se, more about efficiency and avoiding another future procedure and recovery.
Re. #5, quite a few.
Re. #6, as in answer to #1, he will likely defer to Gyn team but as you know, he'll be happy to receive any questions you may have for him.
And finally, you are very welcome, happy that I could be part of taking care of you, see you soon!