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Re: Decisions to Make: DIEP? Lat Dorsi? Left? Right?
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Joanc, I had a total mastectomy 2 weeks ago and like you I had a lumpectomy/chemo/rads before on my left breast. It's a hard decision, at least for me it was, to have both removed when just the left was the cancer one but I thought about it and I knew I only wanted to do once and also I didn't want the fear there for the other breast...does that make sense?
The plastic surgeon said that he would probably use skin from my stomach.
I'm not sure if I answered your questions or not especially since I'm really new at this, Prayers and hugs your way, Ruby from Indiana
PS: I called the Doctors office and asked if anyone in my area had this and they gave a lady my phone number and we meet...that helped me tremendously. She is 5 wks out from her surgery.