Upcoming DIEP flap reconstruction - what questions should I ask and what will recovery look like?

  • Nbrosen1
  • 1 year ago

I have just completed 4 rounds of chemo and am hoping to schedule my double mastectomy and DIEP flap reconstruction at the end of Jan.  Can anyone  tell me what questions I should have for my PC.  Can you also tell me what recovery will look like.  I am 62 yrs old and otherwise healthy.   thanks, nbr    

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I am so glad you are on here gathering information and educating yourself - smart woman!

Here is a similar forum that might be helpful:

Can anyone advise me about what to look for and what to expect after I return home form my DIEP flap reconstruction?

This Q&A might also be of interest:

With DIEP Reconstruction, What Can I Expect in Terms of Regaining Strength and Range of Motion?

Also, here is a review started by another member who is planning to have DIEP reconstruction. Perhaps you two could offer each other support and share information while preparing for the surgery:

Diep Flap - I Can't Wait! - Georgetown, TX


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