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Just had my last rad last week. Had blisters and open sores. Now pealing like a snake. Did anyone have reconstruction soon after rads? I'm worried surgeon will say I have to wait.

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Learning About Breast Cancer about 7 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Bonnie... fellow horse-gal.... It stands to reason, the tissue is going to have to recover before surgery can be done. It's a huge let-down but the reconstruction would probably fail if done now. Hang in there, and take care, Sharon
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  • Diana Foster Payne Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 4 Patient
    I was told to wait at least 3 months after my last radiation. Your skin needs time to heal. I had my last radiation in April ....and my DIEP reconstruction was on Sept. 14th.
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  • Erin Timlin Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    My surgeon told me I wouldn't have final reconstruction for 6-9 months after rads ended which was 7/27 for me. The skin and tissue can continue to go through many changes for a while so you may have a while to wait. Sorry!
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hi Bonnie, I did the first part of a repair to my breast, the second part has to be 6 months after rads. I'm 16 days post-rad and my skin is healing and doing well, however I'm happy I have to wait for the second surgery. It will give me some time to get mentally and physically prepared. I wish you all the luck, jayme
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  • Lisa Taylor Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Hi , you will have to wait until your skin has healed! Sorry hope the blisters and skin heals fast.
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