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Awaiting Surgery

  • Drain Caddy Belt

  • Make a colorful, personalized belt designed to support the drains placed in following surgery.

  • Emotionally Preparing for Surgery

  • Ideas for how to emotionally prepare for this significant change.

  • Making the Choice

  • This article includes ideas for how to make the decision on whether or not to have reconstruction.

  • Preparing for Surgery

  • Activities and items that you may wish to stock up on before surgery.

  • Surgery and Recovery

  • A chronological view of what surgery and recovery are like, this article covers such topics as tips on what to do before surgery, and the hospital stay.

  • Things They Don't Tell You

  • For example, who do you think gets the most money from your surgery? You might be surprised.

  • What Does it Look Like?

  • Ladies who have had mastectomies talk about what their scars and bodies look like following mastectomies. Helpful photos are shared at the end of the article.

  • Why Reconstruction Was Not for Me
    Read why other women opted not to have reconstruction after their mastectom(y/ies).


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