Fran from Fredericksburg, Virginia
DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction

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Some people think I was crazy for flying all the way from Fredericksburg, Virgnia to Texas for my breast reconstruction. I had my initial mastectomy at Sloan Kettering in NYC. I was not treated well, my pain wasn't controlled and as a nurse of 20 years I know how things should be while in the hospital. My nurse at Sloan told me at 3am that "nurses make the worst patients."

When I was at Methodist Hospital in San Antonio and under Dr. Arishita's care, I was relieved to find excellent care. Dr. Arishita gave me back what breast cancer took away. I woke up laughing from my surgery and spent 5 days at Methodist. I was always treated with kindness and respect. My pain was controlled. I feel the staff monitored me to keep me safe from complications. I have nothing but good things to say about PRMA and Methodist Hospital. A special thanks to Dr. Arishita's nurse, Heather!

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