Location: O Fallon, IL
Member since 9/13/2011


  • 10 total posts
  • 1 review
  • 3 questions

Reviews & Stories

Prophylactic Bi-lateral Mastectomy 7 Years Ago - O Fallon, IL

I had had numerous lumpectomies in prior yrs and 13 in that year alone, finally electing to be proactive, I chose the procedure of a bi-lateral mastectomy to reduced my already high risk of cancer and the number of times I was having to go in for lumpectomies. My lumps were solid non-malignant tumors thus far but who knew when/if that would change. They were never able to aspirate them... READ MORE

Questions from NotwhatIthought

Expanders are Expanding Out to the Sides But Not Forward, Is This Correctable?

I wanted more cleavage than was provided in addition to wanting a larger size. It seemed that the expanders initially expanded away from my chest wall, then after a while... READ MORE

Unhappy With Look OF Breast Reconstruction- Options? I Also Have Fibromyalgia

7 years post op from bi-lateral mastectomy and reconstruction with McGhan 163 saline implants at 530 ccs ea. gained 25 lbs, look pretty flat don't fill bras front to back,... READ MORE

Is a Breast Revision for Reconstruction After a Matectomy Normally Covered by Insurance?

I was wondering if a revision surgery for breast reconstruction after a mastectomy is normally covered by insurance? Are there certain things that would make coverage more or... READ MORE

Recent comments from NotwhatIthought

Oops Sorry S.Fry, I should have looked at our prior messages before answering her question and then I would have known the answer to most of my questions to you, in that you also are looking at nipple replacement once finished healing... READ COMMENT

Wow, S.Fry, I was floored when I read your post....That is amazing that you didn't have either. Did you have tissue and/or nipple sparing surgery, which possibly could explain our different experiences? I am so happy for you, as it... READ COMMENT

Thank you Darlene, it was actually reading your story that caused me to realize that there may be other options to address the things I don't like, LoL so I will definitely continue to research and then weigh the options of surgery now... READ COMMENT

LoL, nope I haven't had hip, knee, or heart surgeries and I'm very thankful for that :) I will repost once I decide what to do if anything. Thank you again, T READ COMMENT

You look great now! I don't know if you are considering it or not, but I would recommend the nipple reconstruction for sure. Mine have flattened and need to be tattooed if not even redone, but even still, they went a long ways toward... READ COMMENT