Location: Gainesville, FL
Member since 6/19/2011


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A New Life & Second Chance - Jacksonville

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in late 2006. Reconstruction is a long process, and I felt comfortable with Dr. Kirk from the first time we met with her, before I had the surgery. She put me at ease, and was reassuring in the very unfamiliar and uncertain situation I was facing. She actually went into the operating room with my surgeon when I had the bilateral mastectomy. She took part in... READ MORE

Recent comments from jwebb

Go see Dr. Jason Rosenberg in Gainesville! He specializes in the DIEP. My first reconstruction failed, radiated side developed a lot of scar tissue, and the other side, it ended up the silicone implant leaked out. My plastic surgeon... READ COMMENT

Darlene, YOU look awesome! I am so glad you posted pics, and that you are having wonderful after-effects! What a difference in everything! What kind of 'touching up' are you planning to do? Is the scar from the mastectomy under the... READ COMMENT

Breast expanders are painful the bigger they expand them. I always used the lidocaine the oncologist had prescribed to use w/my port for chemo. You use it 30 min. before. I probably did use enough of it! I tried to always look at... READ COMMENT

Hi Darlene, Thank you so much for the information, AND most of all your openness. I have noticed with most breast cancer survivors their openness and kindness is in abundance! I think you said you said you were in central FL. I am in... READ COMMENT

Sounds great Darlene! How did you know what size bra to get? So, let me ask you, do your breasts actually 'project' and how should I say - 'hang' some? Do you have some volume up at the top? I think this is what makes them look more... READ COMMENT