I finally got the news that I am ready to move forward with reconstruction. I had a double mas in June with the expanders placed at that time. I finished radiation in October and finally got the green light yesterday that I can get my implants!! I can't wait to get rid of my chest rocks and trade them in for something soft. That being said, I am anxious about the procedure and recovery. The dr assures me it won't be as bad as the first surgery and I'm sure it won't but I need some feedback ladies. I'm wondering how much time to take off from work. I am a juvenile probation officer so nothing physical in my job. I do have plenty of sick time and since I've earned it, I won't hesitate to use it. I need some tips, suggestions and a bit of assurance that even though I sometimes feel like I'm starting all over again it's going to be OK.