Dec 20, 2010 - 8:48 pm
I saw my plastic surgeon today. I had a lumpectomy nov.27, 2010.I wanted an immediate breast reconstruction after my mastectomy but now the plastic surgeon says because my boyfriend smokes (he smokes outside, occasionally i stand out there with him but not so much since october) she says if I have ANY nicotine in my system she will not do the surgery. When she looked at at my breasts, she asked, "certainly you dont want the new breast to sag like that do you?" I said, yes, thats the way my breasts are. She got huffy and was taken aback cuz I wanted my saggy big boob back and didnt want a perky one. Then I had to argue with her and her nurse that I had signed a release of info. from my psychiatrist. they refused to believe me. told me there was nothing and they didnt have permission. after a phone call to the psych's record dept. i was told all they had to do was go in their little laptop right there and punch it up. since they refused to believe me, the nice lady at the records office said she would call them and tell them how they messed up and owed me an apology. i fired her the plastic surgeon. anyone else know about nicotine and breast reconstruction? what if there is just a little? does it make that big of difference? no one ever mentioned that to me. if i had known that, i would have looked at other options. now i have to change gears putting more time between when i first saw a dr for the lump oct 20th and getting something done with it. as it stands now, i havent had an tx other than lumpectomy and they didnt find that cancer free border. time is ticking. the patient advocate says the staff has handled my case horrible and given me substandard care. so i am going to a whole new clinic. i know i am rambling but i have no one to talk to but here that could even understand.