j_self

Location: pennsylvania
Member since 8/2/2012

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  • 80 total posts
  • 1 review
  • 73 comments
  • 6 questions

Reviews by j_self

more waiting for me

After reading through others reviews and some of the discussions, and posting a little bit i figured it was time to really seriously participate. So, here's the beginning of my BR journal. I've just turned 61, size 42G, 5'8" and overweight. My GYN had been recommending this procedure for me... READ MORE

Questions from j_self

Bleeding Under Left Breast After Reduction; Normal Drainage or What? (photo)

12 days post op and for the past 3 days have persistent bleeding from under the left breast. first post op check 6 days ago and all was good. i still have steristrps as applied... READ MORE

BR with Positive Pathology Report?

14 days post BR initial path report is right breast has 'in situ breast dx"; report not complete but ? is if i need additional surgery due to this does having just had BR make... READ MORE

What Should I Expect at a Diagnostic Mammo 2.5 Months Post BR?

BR was done 8/17/12; pathology showed DCIS grade3 in one breast. Have to have dx mammo and mri in early november for treatment planning. am scared about the mammo in terms of... READ MORE

Impact of Prior Breast Reduction on Cancer-related Mastectomy with Immediate Reconstruction?

I am one of the few whose breast reduction pathology found DCIS-grade 3 comedo+necro ER+ HER+ in rt breast (no assessable margins). Considering options including mast. How... READ MORE

Effect of Radiation for Breast Cancer on Breast Reduction Scars?

Had BR midAugust 2012, pathology found DCIS grade3 in right breast. additonal testing shows no other disease. May need radiation to reduce recurrence, would start Jan 2013.... READ MORE

What Are Options for Breast Shrinkage Post Radiation with a Prior Breast Reduction?

I was diagnsoed with DCIS in right breast AFTER breast reduction surgery. No additional surgery was needed. Had RT, (canadian protocol) ended Feb 2013) & started tamoxifn.... READ MORE

Recent comments from j_self

Back at work after being out for 2 days due to Hurrican Sandy (too much down time, too much time to think). will be busy busy for the next few days so will keep my mind off things. thanks to jacquie/faythfull and all sending me... READ COMMENT

Thanks, margie i check the forums every so often and am thankful for my friends like you on this site. I'll post results after the meeting with the surgeon. hope you are well! READ COMMENT

Hi jacquie best of luck with everything .... i had to be in at before 6 am, too -- was way happier being first up then having to wait through a morning (and not eat) if given a later or even pm time as some have had. panda's right,... READ COMMENT

Hey krissy don't tempt fate! just remember that everyone is different and their bodies react differently, and each week post may bring something new (or not). Like you, i've not had itching or oozing, just a little spotting too...... READ COMMENT

Hi twisap i know what you mean; i no longer have to lift the boobs over countertops when sitting either ;-D I didn't see my surgeon right after surgery, though i was pretty out of it. he called the hub and spoke to him with a full... READ COMMENT