w7_tramflap Embarrassment preparing for the TRAM flap surgery

Today was my pre-op appointment with my plastic surgeon for my upcoming breast reconstruction surgery. I am having the TRAM flap done. I wanted to have the DIEP flap procedure done – less down time and no muscle cut — but there is only one doctor in DC who does that procedure and I could not get onto his calendar. I also did not want to travel out of the state/region to have it done because I thought that it would be too difficult to navigate the return trip home afterwards.

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