Hi Mary. I did not have radiation so this is just my input from knowing someone who did. She had the recon after the rads and her skin was damaged from the rads so it wouldn't stretch enough. Now, I would think if they are going to use your tissue from back or stomach it might work. Although I would think it may mean starting over as they would not use an implant probably. I DO very strongly agree that you need to find a plastic surgeon who has done this procedure before, many times!! It is a pretty intense surgery and you very much want someone who is experienced. Please do not have it done by a "first time" doctor! Keep us informed on what you do, please.
Mary where are you located? There may be someone in your area that could refer you to a dr they know.
Opps! I just realized you are in Huston (sorry missed that part) . MK and Jo-Ann are both in Texas and maybe they would know. Hopefully they will read this and suggest someone. Don't give up yet!
It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
Elisabeth Kubler Ross
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