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breast cancer

shower mastectomy
Andrea's Journey

Showering Before and After Mastectomy

ITEMS MENTIONED: Amika Bust Your Brass Shampoo for Blondes – Amika Bust Your Brass Conditioner – It’s a 10 Hair Mask – Aveeno Skin Relief Body Wash – Hibiclens – Back Washer – Lanyard –…

August 17, 2019
mastectomy hospital bag
Andrea's Journey

What To Pack in Hospital Bag for Mastectomy Surgery

WHAT I’M WEARING: Hat – Tshirt – WHAT’S IN MY HOSPITAL BAG: Pink Fleece and Sherpa Blanket – Comfy Non-Slip Socks – Black Short Sleeve Hoodie Zip Up with drain pockets – Black Long Sleeve Hoodie Zip Up with…

August 14, 2019
mastectomy surgery recovery shopping haul
Andrea's Journey

Mastectomy Shopping Haul

Here are some things I purchased for my mastecomy and breast reconstruction recovery: BREAST CANCER HAUL: Back Scratcher – Lanyard – Safety Pins- Pink Pockets – Chloreseptic – Dulcolax – Eos Lip Balm – Medicine Organizer –…

August 10, 2019
andrea and kelley breast cancer gals
Kelley's Journey

Excited to Launch Breast Cancer Gals

When you are first diagnosed with breast cancer and hear the word ‘Cancer’ , it does take the wind out of you! For me, the first week was for processing and getting the opinions of a lot of people that mean well, but it…

August 3, 2019
medstar georgetown hospital washington dc
Andrea's Journey

Mastectomy and Breast Reconstruction Surgery Date

On July 29th, my mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery date was confirmed. Monday, August 19th will be the date of my surgery at Medstar Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to my client, Dr. Tina Alster being a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Georgetown, my…

July 29, 2019
david song md georgetown
Andrea's Journey

Selecting My Plastic Surgeon: David H. Song, MD

Dr. Tousimis referred me to her colleague Dr. David H. Song who is MedStar Health’s Physician Executive Director for MedStar Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery and Academic Chair for the Department of Plastic Surgery at Georgetown University Medical Center. An internationally recognized expert in plastic…

June 27, 2019
lumpectomy vs mastectomy
Andrea's Journey

Lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy

All breast cancer patients have choices that they have to make. One of the first questions a breast cancer patient has to answer is: lumpectomy or mastectomy? With a lumpectomy, the breast cancer tumor and a narrow margin around it is removed, and with…

June 26, 2019