Sep 30, 2009 - 11:36 am
I am new to this discussion board and posted this on another discussion group and I think I should have stareed a new topic.
I am 63 and having a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction on Oct. 5. I know the surgery is a full day and recovery will be long.
My cancer is lobular in two places on the left breast and ductal in the rt. breast.
What I would like to have a feel for is the recovery time and progression I live alone and am very independent, so I 'd like to know how long it takes before I will be able to reach for things like in my cabinets, feed my pets and change their litter box and drive. I plan to do all my exercises as given to me by my plastic surgeon.
Does someone have experience to let me know what to expect.