I have been on this passage for quite some time. I am coming close to the end of my procedure. I was very fortunate that I was able to keep my nipples. I have expanders in at the moment. This is the second time around for breast cancer. My first I had a lumpectomy and radiation. I wish I had known about the procedure I am going through now because then I would have not had to worry about my skin stretching or not stretching as this is the case. I am hoping that I will be able to be stretched further than it has been.