www.myselftogetheragain.org Myself Together Again Video Series on Breast Reconstruction Processes. Visit www.myselftogetheragain.org for more info. Sorry we did not get this out first thing Monday we still had some work to do on this second video. We hope that you were able to view Part 1 of Sherri's expansion process, if not you can view it here. Today we are bringing you Part 2. In the video you are getting ready to watch you will hear Sherri discuss how far she hopes to be expanded -- hope being the key word. Sherri was not able to be expanded quite as far as she had planned due to being extremely uncomfortable shortly after the 2nd expansion and then the stretching pain just never really subsided. Interestingly enough, if you read my story on the website or in the first booklet you will remember that the same exact thing happened to me. I wanted to get back to about a "C" shape, but the stretching just became too painful.
For most women with early-stage invasive breast cancer, mastectomy or lumpectomy with radiation are equally good options. Having one or the other makes no difference in how long you will live. Since both choices provide the same medical outcome, your choice depends on how you feel about:
- How your body looks after your surgery—your appearance
- How much time and energy your treatment involves and how much it disrupts your life
- The chance that your cancer might come back in the breast or breast area (local recurrence).
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I hope that this video series update finds everyone well. It has been 3 months since we last shared a video of Sherri's reconstruction story with you. The last video showed Sherri having to manage burns on her breast that were a result of accidentally using a heating pad on her body following her double mastectomy surgery. Due to lack of feeling in her chest, she experienced 2nd degree burns on her breast just after having the expanders placed in during her surgery. From our standpoint, it was hard to see such a healthy person taking on reconstruction and then seeing her experience the type of delay that can happen to many women who have cancer, causing them to be unable to adhere to their expected reconstruction time line. Although Sherri's journey began with a choice to have prophylactic surgery in order to avoid having breast cancer,
When deciding between a mastectomy and lumpectomy for breast cancer treatment, you should weigh the pros and cons of each option. In this video, Dr. Harness discusses the differences between mastectomy and lumpectomy to help you choose the best treatment option for you. Click Here & Get The 15 Breast Cancer Questions To Ask Your Doctor http://www.breastcanceranswers.com/what-breast-cancer-questions-to-ask/# Breast Cancer Answers is a social media show where viewers submit a question and get the answer from an expert. Submit your question now at, http://www.breastcanceranswers.com/ask In this clip, Jay Harness, MD, FACS explains how to determine which breast surgery is right for you.
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-cBITf0hmVv2qZME4jr6xQ 11/29/12, WHOOP WHOOP!!! First day back home following Brandy's surgery, a double mastectomy. Brandy leaves the hospital and heads home, receives some really nice welcome home gifts, and starts to settle in. Let the true healing begin. WE ARE LOOKING TO REACH EVERYONE WITH OUR STORY / JOURNEY SO PLEASE, SEND THE LINK ABOVE TO ALL OF YOUR FAMILY AND FRIEND'S. ASK THEM TO SUBSCRIBER AND SHARE. THANK YOU!!! We are a family that is sharing our daily lives with you online :) We hope to reach other people and inspire them to do great things. Please watch "TWO SURVIVORS AND A LOVE STORY" to get to know us and remember to SUBSCRIBE...:) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnt7HzDZTtA&feature=plcp Ryan is cured and almost 5 years in remission from Hodgkin Lymphoma, stage 3B. Brandy is currently battling grade 3, triple negative, BRAC1 positive breast cancer. Sloane (Nugget
In this video, Dr. Jay K. Harness explains what radical mastectomy is. Click Here & Get The 15 Breast Cancer Questions To Ask Your Doctor http://www.breastcanceranswers.com/what-breast-cancer-questions-to-ask/# Breast Cancer Answers is a social media show where viewers submit a question and get the answer from an expert. Submit your question now at, http://www.breastcanceranswers.com/ask. This information should not be relied upon as a substitute for personal medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Use the information provided on this site solely at your own risk. If you have any concerns about your health, please consult with a physician.