This is my first ever post on this website! I decided to join up because I have been encouraged by your posts and would love some advice about future reconstruction options.
I am 37 and was diagnosed with early breast cancer on 5th August 2011. Left mastectomy followed, then four rounds of chemo, and I am scheduled to start radio on 16th January 2012. I currently have a tissue expander in which looks great, but sometime next year I was thinking I would like to have the TRAM, but during my reading about it the DIEP kept coming up, and I think I prefer that to the TRAM now. I don't speak to a plastic surgeon until the end of Jan.
A few questions: Has anyone had Dr Megan Hassall as their plastic surgeon? What is the recovery time like for the DIEP. What is the abdominal scar like from the DIEP?
I look forward to hearing from you all soon!