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Confused and nervous
Posted by Tracy O on 6/1/2011, 12:50 amUser logged in as post
I was dx with stage 3 cancer back in February. I a currently going through chemo and going to have my last treatment in two weeks. I am going to speak with the breast surgeon today. I still am not sure which surgery I want. I was thinking of the DIEP but wasn't sure. I wanted to go through recon during surgery. I just found out during my last chemo treatment that I will need to do radiation for six weeks after surgery. That means no real recon during surgery. I really didn't want to have to go back and have another surgery and more recoop time. So it seems like the only thing I can do right away is implants and expanders. I have heard these are painful. The recovery time is shorter though. Does anyone have any suggestions? I can't decide what to do. The only time I have been in the hospital is to have my three kids. I was in there about 24 hours. I am never sick and scared of surgery. I can handle the cancer I just am so nervous and I don't have a clue what to do. My husband and I have talked and he is fine with anything I decide. He is the absolute best. He said do nothing, have recon surgery with expanders and implants, go back and have recon surgery later. he is fine with it all. He just wants me better and loves me and thinks I ma beautiful no matter what.