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Diane is having surgery to take out some scar tissue that the surgeon thinks has formed on the bottom corner of one of the pockets of the internal “bra” that holds the implants in place.  The surgeon used irradiated muscle stratus to form them, the patient’s body grows tissue within and around the foreign muscle that eventually becomes part of the body.

A ribbon of scar tissue has formed and is causing irritation and pain on her ribs.  During the day her undergarments put pressure there and at night she has trouble sleeping on that side.  Massaging the area on the other side helped to keep scar tissue from forming but on this side it did not help as much.

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The breast surgeon’s assistant called Diane with a mini report.  The surgeon is trying to get a definitive answer on any risks involved in keeping the left nipple, that is the one that was a concern going into this.  The left breast had the most going on inside it, the right one not so much.  They do know that there was no cancer present, and that is the most important news of all.

We will be meeting with the breast surgeon on Friday during Diane’s scheduled appointment to discuss the pathology report in greater detail.  We will know then, what the recommendation will be for the right nipple.  That’s all we know for now.

The breast surgeon visited me in the waiting room to give me an update. The mastectomy procedure took longer than expected due to having a small area to work in.  The surgeons were working to save the skin and nipples, plus keep the incisions as small as possible, so it took longer removing the breast tissue.

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I finally added tags to all the posts to aid others with similar concerns to find this blog.  I wanted to make sure the following additional factors from the pathology report were available to searchers.  To read more about the additional factors listed in the pathology report click on the link below.

The Diagnosis.

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The Diagnosis page is complete as of now.  I may add some additional info or comments as needed.  It is fairly accurate, I did a lot of research on the findings of the pathology report from the first occurrence and the report for the second occurrence.  The findings from the second occurrence do not only mirror the first, they build upon the first.  There definitely is more to be concerned about in the second pathology report.

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Breast Cancer Awareness

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