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Author Baker, Amy Curran.

Title Now What? : a Patient's Guide to Recovery After Mastectomy.

Imprint New York : Demos Medical Publishing, 2011.


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 Axe EBSCO Clinical Nursing E-Book  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (199 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Half title; About the Authors; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Foreword; Introduction; Acknowledgments; 1. Making the Difficult Decisions; My Story; Surgical Options; Lumpectomy; Mastectomy; Lymph Node Removal; Sentinel Lymph Node Mapping and Biopsy; Axillary Lymph Node Dissection; Reconstruction Options; To Reconstruct or Not to Reconstruct?; Implant and Flap Overview; Implant Options; Direct to Implant or One-Stage Immediate Breast Reconstruction; Tissue Expander to Implant or Two-Stage Reconstruction; ''Flap'' or Autologous Tissue Options; Things to Consider.
Choosing Not to ReconstructDecisions; 2. Now What?; Getting Ready; Getting Ready Review; The Big Day Arrives; The New You; Getting Out of Bed; Getting to Know Your Post-Op Extras; Pain and Hydration; Functioning after Your Surgery; Be Your Own Advocate; Preparing for Discharge; Drain Management; Bed Mobility and Sleeping; Your Activity Level after Discharge; Energy Conservation; Bathing; Dressing; Home Management; Caring for Children; Driving; Your Emotions after Surgery; 3. After-Care, Recovery, and Complications; Sensation; Exercise after Mastectomy; Breast Prostheses; Scar Management.
Exchange Surgery and RevisionsNipple Reconstruction and Tattoos; Looking in the Mirror; Rehabilitation after Breast Surgery: Questions and Answers with Sara Cohen, OTR/L, CLT-LANA; Lymphedema Prevention; Complications; Infection; Frozen Shoulder/Adhesive Capsulitis; Capsular Contracture; Rupture and Deflation of Breast Implants; Rupture/Deflation of Silicone Implants; Post-Mastectomy Pain Syndrome; Axillary Web Syndrome; Poor Wound Healing; Going Back to Work; Clinical Follow-up after Mastectomy; 4. Voices; Linda, Age 45; Liz, Age 55; Sue, Age 51; Laurie, Age 39; Carey; E.; Gillian.
5. Post-Surgical InstructionsPost-Operative Instructions and Precautions; Drainage Chart; Medication/Activity Log; Post-Operative Outpatient Visit Number 1; Post-Operative Outpatient Visit Number 2; Post-Operative Outpatient Visit Number 3; Post-Operative Outpatient Visit Number 4; Glossary of Terms; Products We Love; Endnotes; Resources; Index.
Summary In 2008, Amy Curran Baker was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma and opted for bilateral mastectomy with Direct to Implant Reconstruction. Within three weeks of being diagnosed she had a mastectomy and was on the road to recovery. But after the surgery she had a lot of questions, the same that most women will have. As an Occupational Therapist, she knew some of the answers from her own clinical training and experience. But many more came from speaking with other women who had undergone mastectomies, from researching message boards, and a little bit of luck. Now she and her co-authors hav.
Subject Mastectomy -- Patients -- Rehabilitation.
Postoperative period.
Mastectomy -- Psychological aspects.
Adjustment (Psychology)
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- Cancer.
Adjustment (Psychology) (OCoLC)fst00796680
Mastectomy -- Patients -- Rehabilitation. (OCoLC)fst01011549
Mastectomy -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst01011551
Postoperative period. (OCoLC)fst01073210
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Brown, MaryBeth.
Curran, Linda.
Other Form: Print version: Baker, Amy Curran. Now What? : A Patient's Guide to Recovery After Mastectomy. New York : Demos Medical Publishing, 2011 9781936303250
ISBN 9781617051012 (electronic bk.)
1617051012 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. AU@ 000055784154
DEBSZ 431075050

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