Tagged: Mastectomy - Reconstruction
June 23, 2017 at 2:58 pm #1132debbieshawParticipant
I was wondering if there is anyone out there who has had a double mastectomy and reconstruction.
Want I am really wondering is what is recovery like after reconstruction, i.e. was the pain worth it.
I haven’t made up my mind yet to go ahead but would be really interested in hearing from others.
Thank you.June 26, 2017 at 9:17 am #1153NaenaKeymaster
If you don’t get a reply on Cancerchat.
We do have a program Cancer Connect where we can link you up with a volunteer who has had a double mastectomy and reconstruction that you can talk to on the phone.
If you would like to be connectedgive us a call on the Cancer society Helpline on
0800CANCER ( 226 237) TALK TO ONE OF THE SUPPORT PEOPLE AND THEY CAN LINK YOU UP TO THIS SERVICE.
Cancer Information Nurse.August 16, 2017 at 11:00 am #1189NeenParticipant
Hi Debbie – I had a double mastectomy and reconstruction in 2015 and happy to chat about it. Is the pain worth it? Honestly I can’t really remember the pain now…so yes for me it was worth it… I still have surgerys coming to complete my rebuild but happy to feel as good as I can about myself. For me that meant reconstruction but for a lot of girls they are more happy with forgoing recon… it’s a very personal choice. But ask me anything if your interested.August 16, 2017 at 11:02 am #1225NaenaKeymaster
Thank you for your post Neen.
Also the kind offer to be there for questions for Debbie.
NAENASeptember 5, 2017 at 9:30 am #1234debbieshawParticipant
Thanks so much for replying. Can I ask your age ? or vicinity of . I am 53 and have been advised that to even go on a waiting list my BMI is not ideal and need to loose 17kg, I am so mixed up about what to do, my husband is very supportive but in some ways in denial as yesterday I got some new prosthetics to try and some new bras, he wasn’t interested at all in even touching the prosthetic let alone see me in my new bras. When I put the prosthetic up against my chest it looked so lovely I just wanted it to be real breast tissue. So, I am faced with – 1. need to loose 17 kg by December, 2. Scared of the pain and possibility of on going surgeries ( I have had a lot of surgeries over the years) 3. A husband who says he will support me either way but wont touch my scarring or anywhere near the area,) As you can see I just don’t know what do do. Debbie.December 4, 2017 at 10:17 am #1315beenthere2Participant
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