Can't breath After Cancer

Q & A’sCategory: BreastCan't breath After Cancer
AvatarCinamin asked 5 years ago

Hello, I’m 45 172cm tall i am a single parent of two beautiful children a daughter 24 and my son is 8.
I am awesomly into my 5th year of remission from stage 4 matasasis colon cancer which had spread to my liver. After treatment and surgery to remove the cancer from my bowel and liver they had damaged my ribs so in 2012 they removed two of my ribs from the lower right side.
During all of my post opp I was unable to wear full supporting bras and I am also a 14f size so my breast went south very quick. I suffer greatly with constan pressure on my rib cage especially on the right side witch is very painful due to the weight of my breasts and pressure of my bra. I also suffer from loss of breath due to that pressure and is only relived when I hold my breasts up. I have had to have lower back surgery due to the damage from the radiation therapy. I have constant shoulder and neck pain due to my bras and have a lump no forming on my neck which I’ve been told has the starting of arthritis. Now having anterior resection syndrome due to my bowl cancer I am unable to work and am on a disability pension.
I have been working closely with my GP to try and go through the hospital I have had my previous surgery for 3 years now with no luck I have been unsuccessful in even seeing a surgeon to discuss my issues through the public system. I am being cast under the cosmetic surgery umbrella and I am in desperate need of help, I have been told my last option is to go and see a plastic surgeon privately which is very costly and being thats there seems to be no one that can help me through the public system I must make sure I find the right person/surgeon to help me?
Any assistance you can offer would be so appreciated.
looking forward to hearing from you,

1 Answers
Dr Patrick BriggsDr Patrick Briggs Contributor answered 5 years ago

breast reduction is available through the public sector. Your general practitioner should be able to assist you with a referral to your local public hospital with a plastic surgery unit. However I would assume that the waiting lists will be considerable.

Dr Patrick Briggs

Dr Patrick Briggs is an internationally trained Plastic and Cosmetic Surgeon based in Perth, Western Australia.

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