Bilateral Mastectomy without Reconstruction Recovery Timeline
I'm going to be having a bilateral mastectomy without reconstruction and I'd love to hear from others who have gone through this about your recovery time. How long were you in the hospital? What could you do when you went home? How realistic is it to do desk work for limited times after going home?
My background, I had invasive adenocarcinoma of the left breast in 1997 with lumpectomy, lymph node involvement, chemo, radiation and tamoxifen. I've been in remission since then. I'm now diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma of the left breast and will not know if I need further treatment until after the mastectomy.
Thank you for sharing your experiences.