Many Blessings for the New Year
Life may not be the party
we hoped for,
but while we are here we might as
Hi sherry. So sorry you are having so much stress. Take a few, big, calm, deep breaths and try to clear your head. I know that things are so scary for you right now. You may not know which way to turn or what decisions to make. Seems like everything is coming at you so fast. This can make anyone have a meltdown. I know you have probably researched so much, and that is a wonderful thing...but your husband is right...they do have a mastectomy where they leave the outer skin envelope and just remove the breast tissue. It is called a skin-sparing mastectomy. Depending on where your cancer is, sometimes they will leave the nipple, too (nipple sparing procedure). A woman no longer has to have the entire breast removed, unless there are special circimstances, where it is unavoidable. Did you check out diep reconstruction? That surgery removes the skin and fat from the tummy (no muscle), and is transplanted to the breast. It leaves you a very normal looking, jiggly , perky breast. I wish you well, Sherry. Keep us updated, dear.
PS...if you want to see some before and after photos, here is the website for the center I had mine done: www.centerforrestoration.com
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