Cancer Survival - Jane's Story: Reconstructive Surgery Video

Jane, a breast cancer survivor, talks about life after a double-mastectomy and her plans for reconstructive surgery.
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They are gone, little boobs. I did go for prosthesis fitting and you do have to buy special bras. Actually a good thing about that is the insurances will cover prosthesis and especially clothing and I actually even have camisoles and things like that are specifically made for mastectomy patients. My plan is still to have reconstructive breast surgery done. I am probably going to give myself a little time off though and let myself kind of get over everything before I go into that. So maybe within six or eight months, I’ll think about doing that and I really don’t know what size I’m going to be yet. Normal, I just like to be normal. And no, I don’t think I was shocked. I pretty knew what to expect but you know, it’s either gone but I don’t really need them anymore so they serve their purpose. Anyway, people might be going well so why do want to even have reconstructive surgery but I do think that it’s just nicer to feel that you don’t have to put on something artificial everyday and just like I like to swim and so when you guys swimming, it’d be nice to not have to deal with the artificial things that you get in the water and they kind of like slowed up or you know, it’s a little weird.

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