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I'm new.

Started by Lauren Mailich in New here? Why not introduce yourself... Last reply by Lauren Mailich 22 hours ago. 9 Replies

Hi my name is Lauren, I'm married to an amazing man and have 2 kids. I'm 38 and was diagnosed with brca 1 just over a year ago. The decision to have the double mastectomy and nipples removed with diep flap reconstruction was rather easy. I had my…Continue

Consultant

Started by Karen Ejdelman in Preventative Surgery on Friday. 0 Replies

Hi has anyone been a patient under Mr J Wood, at Welwyn Garden City hospital? Just got an appointment through and was wondering if anyone has had any experience there?

Anyone have a baby after surgery ?

Started by Jennifer r in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Ruth Gunton on Wednesday. 5 Replies

Hello looking to have a chat with someone that has had a baby after having a double mastectomy

Cost of Diep consultation

Started by Caroline shelton in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Alice Sullivan Aug 23. 1 Reply

Hi,Does any one know a rough cost of a private consultation with a Diep surgeon?After a consultation with a breast surgeon (Nhs) I have been referred to a Diep surgeon to see if he/she thinks I have enough fat for the Diep.My first consultant…Continue

Activities whilst recovering from DIEP Reconstruction

Started by Hilary Pollock in I need advice, have a question, can you help? Aug 22. 0 Replies

Hello Everyone -I have finally scheduled my mastectomy with DIEP flap reconstruction for December 1st. I am an avid knitter/crocheter/sewist and I enjoy a little bit of painting and drawing. I'm wondering how realistic it is to think that I'll be…Continue

Tags: recovery, mastectomy, flap, DIEP

Just had oophorectomy

Started by susanna in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Pav Wima Aug 19. 2 Replies

Hi everyone I'm 34 and had ovaries and tubes removed 2 days ago! Started combined patch immediately. Having headaches not sure if it's the patch or drop in hormones? Does anyone have experience with this? How long can I expect things to take to…Continue

New and BRCA 1 positive

Started by Louise in New here? Why not introduce yourself... Last reply by Louise Aug 17. 10 Replies

I got my results back recently and they confirmed that I was brca1 positive. I thought that I was going to be ok with that result and that I had prepared myself but I really hadn't. Since getting my result I feel like my life has completely changed.…Continue

How to explain PBM to children?

Started by Catriona in I need advice, have a question, can you help?. Last reply by Hilary Pollock Aug 17. 6 Replies

Hi folks,I'm BRCA2 and have already had a BSO in April and am now waiting a date for PDM and reconstruction in Dec/Jan.However, I really need help in what to advise my children. The BSO was explained by putting it down to a gynaelogocal issue but…Continue

Help making decision

Started by Olabisi Ilesanmi in Preventative Surgery. Last reply by Anne Jones Aug 15. 4 Replies

Hi all I'm new to the group. I am 47 year old. I had hysterectomy in 2009 after having my baby in 2008 even before coming to the realisation of the 55% BRCA 2 gene late last year.I am really finding it difficult to make my mind up. I have had many…Continue

Breast cancer, almost finished chemo: Planning breast surgery

Started by Nicola Cockett in New here? Why not introduce yourself... Last reply by Nicola Cockett Aug 15. 2 Replies

Hello, this is my first post. I have breast cancer (ER +ve 4/8) and I finish my neo-adjuvant chemo at the beginning of September. I will then have a break of about a month before surgery.I have my first meeting with the breast surgeons since…Continue

Tags: DIEP, ADM, chemo, cancer, Breast

 
 
 
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