No snow to speak of yet, here in St. Albert - but I can smell it coming!! I saw my plastic surgeon on Oct 26. Thank you all for helping me to formulate the right questions to ask him. I told him of my concerns re: being able to exercise,row, and lift after reconstruction and he agreed to do a Dieppe procedure for me. My surgery is slated for April 17. This is the same Dr. who did the reduction last April, so I am very confident of his expertise. I realize it is a major surgery, so am glad to have had some good advice.