I had a mastectomy of my left breast in January and was scheduled for reconstruction 7/28. I had a mammogram of my right breast which showed some calcifications that were there also in numerous previous mammograms - I had them biopsied just last week and they came back "asymmetrical cells" so my doctor is recommending a wire-directed excisional biopsy. How long is the recovery for this procedure, how big will the hole in my breast be, why do you think my doctor waited to biopsy them until now, should I just get a mastectomy and be done with the entire situation? I am so confused. Also, with work, now I must have several more surgeries instead of just the one reconstruction, they want to do them separate. Also, I am taking tamoxifen daily.
Please let me know your thoughts on this and if there are any other similar experiences. I'm mad, sad, depressed and somewhat discouraged.
Thanks for your time and support,
Published On: July 30, 2009