This is a collection of personal stories and poems from women who have had breast reconstruction surgery.
- Breast reconstruction - TRAM flap microsurgery.
"I have not regretted the decision to have surgery, despite some problems."
- Breast implant
"I have had both of my breasts removed and I love my new breasts."
- Saline breast implant
"I opted for a breast reconstruction because I didn't want to bother with a prosthesis ... but, it certainly doesn't look or move like a real breast."
- Silicone breast implants
"The freedom I gain from not worrying about an external prosthesis and the feeling of being normal encourages me to recommend reconstruction to any woman, subject to doctor's approval."
- Breast reconstruction and implant
"Four weeks to the day after the operation I awoke to no more pain and my head had cleared. I could see the light at the end of the tunnel and felt positive again."
- Breast reconstruction -- tissue expander and implant
"Third option was the best for me; a tissue expander was to be put in and gradually filled with saline until the Doc had the right size to match up with my remaining breast. Then months later implant a gel filled prosthesis."