Member since 7/17/2011


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Discussions started by maryne

Bilateral Mastectomy A year in my treatment.

I had BRCA in 2007. i had a lumpectomy and Mammosite radiation followed by chemo(never again). Recurrence 2010.. had bilateral mastectomy 2/3/2010. because of the... READ MORE

The final remodel of Breast reconstruction. Has anyone had trouble with Insurance coverage?

I had my mastectomy a year ago. Implants in October and this week i'll be having some reconstruction to tidy things up. Then i'll get ready for Nipple reconstruction.... READ MORE

reconstruction of the nipples

Well i made it thru the mastectomy, made it thru the torture of the expanders, got my silicone implants and last week I got the nipple reconstruction surgery.  Not 100%... READ MORE

Reconstruction = Mental Anxiety = family support

I had my surgery in Feb 2012. I had alot of issues and multiple surgeries, a wound vac, and a very slow expansion. Everyone says I look fine. I had Bilateral mastectomy 2/11;... READ MORE

Recent comments from maryne

Mine were. of course mine failed too so i'll be doing it again some time next year. READ COMMENT

I am a promoter of physical therapy as part of the recovery process. Strengthen that muscle slowly to help the implant find a new home. Ask your PS or surgery to write a script for therapy. I'm a believer!! READ COMMENT

Make your PS listen to you when you think you can add more. 120 is alot. when did you get the first 120? ... there isnt a rule you have to get the expansion done every week. You are the boss of you so if you cant take more or its... READ COMMENT

Sorry it didnt work with the expanders for you. I had mammosite radiation in 2007 and then had my mastectomy in 2011. We were super cautious with the right side reconstruction and i still have scar tissue isses and during the first... READ COMMENT

Dear moving forward... You sound like me last year. It's very painful. Don't get discouraged. I found going to physical therapy helpful. Stretching the muscle and massage helped alot. Adding Advil between doses also helped. And don't... READ COMMENT