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Re: Slight detour on the road to Ipi trial (long)

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      Wow, talk about a detour!

      I'm sorry you are having to deal with having a mastectomy! I had an unilaterial one in 2008. I chose to have my reconstruction started right away, having the tissue expander placed immediatly after the mastectomy.  It's definintely a strange thing to wake up to a non-existant chest(even if it is only one-sided) but for me the tissue expander helped, not quite sure why. Maybe because it was inflated a bit so I didn't look quite so uneven? I came home with one drain(kind of a pain in the neck, if you ask me!) that was taken out after 10 days? Shower, finally! lol
      Nice that the tumor is dead but a pain to deal with anyway! I'm glad they are able to excise the leg tumors at the same time!

      Good luck for starting the IPI trial after you recover from your surgery! Will be thinking about you.

      Kellie(from Iowa) Stage IV STABLE

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