What to take to Hospital for Breast Surgery

As I am packing for my third operation in relation to my breast cancer and reconstruction, I thought it would be a great idea to take note of all the things I am taking to hospital to make the experience a bit easier. This list would be just as good for a lumpectomy, mastectomy, exchange surgery, creation of nipples, fat transfers, even revision surgery. It’s what to take to hospital for breast surgery of any kind. I often see questions from others asking what to take to hospital for mastectomy or lumpectomy surgery. It’s a scary time and it’s easy …

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Preparing for Exchange Surgery

I’ve been considering writing a post about how the craziness of Covid-19 is affecting my breast cancer treatment, but honestly, I am one of the lucky ones who it is not affecting any more than the average person. One of the big concerns for cancer patients is the increased risk associated with being immuno-compromised, a major side effect of chemo and radiation. Since I did not have either, I am not immuno-compromised. I am also far enough out from my surgery (almost four months) so that is not an issue either. The third high risk category is those people with …

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Travelling with Tissue Expanders after Mastectomy

When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, my first thought was how it would affect my travelling. Okay, no, it wasn’t actually my first thought, but it would definitely have been up there in the top ten. Travel is my passion. It is also my work. Not being able to travel would have a huge impact on my future. It really wasn’t an option for me to stop travelling. When I knew I was going to have a bilateral mastectomy, I chose to delay it for various reasons, one of them was because I had a trip to Bali …

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