joytori

Location: midwest
Member since 2/10/2010

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Implant Closure Split Completely Open. What Are My Options?

Bilateral mast with immediate expanders followed by chemo and radiation. L implant (radiation side) removed 2x, once prior to radiation, once following . Split open, could see... READ MORE

Recent comments from joytori

Same story as you and susudoggie. Not sure what to do now with all the failed attempts at expanders and implants. Choice now tummy tram flap or latissimus . Both with very small implants. Not sure what's less invasive but think I... READ COMMENT

Good luck with your decision. You can contact mayo clinic email with questions too. READ COMMENT

That exactly happened to me. I fi is he'd chemo and radiation, waited 3 months and had the expanders switched out to the implants. One of them ripped open .. The side with the radiation and they can only do the latissimus now. ... READ COMMENT

Well with only one unfinished implant but healthy. no option except tram now because of all the surgeries and i really don't want to do that. I don't want more cuts in my body and don't want to suck up more famiily time in hospital... READ COMMENT

My sister was stage 2 at 35 bilateral and is doing great 10 years later, I'm 49 with 3c stage now with botched attempted bilateral reconstruction. Don't feel guilty, it is what it is. You can be the best support for your sister READ COMMENT