Wanda from San Antonio, Texas
DIEP Flap Breast Reconstruction
My name is Wanda and I am from San Antonio, Texas. I am a patient of Dr. Pisano. I had DIEP flap surgery on 12-2-17 and I wanted to take a moment to compliment on what an outstanding job he and his team did.
My journey began in Oct 2013, when "something" was found on a mammogram. I was 40 years old. Long story short that "something" was cancer. I lived in Indiana at the time and had a double mastectomy with breast implants put in immediately after. Both of my surgeons were great and did a wonderful job.
In June of 2015, we moved to San Antonio. I never fully recovered after my double mastectomy. In fact, I only continued to get sicker and sicker with no explanation as to why. I began doing my own research and found out about BII (breast implant illness).
I was referred to PRMA by a friend. I called for an appointment, I believe I spoke with Heidi, she told me everything I would need before I could get an appointment. This completely overwhelmed me as getting out of bed and getting through the day was a struggle. I didn't do anything and 2 weeks later Heidi called me back to see if I had gotten the documents needed to get an appointment. I said no! She began helping me get the documents I needed and I finally got an appointment.
Dr. Pisano was the first of many doctors to explain why I was having the back and neck pain on a daily basis. This was very reassuring. I decided to proceed forward with implant removal and DIEP flap reconstruction, got insurance approval and a surgery date.
I am a little over 4 weeks post-op and feel amazing! I feel better then I have felt in almost 4 years. My thoughts are different, my outlook on life is different, everything is different! I am finally my old self again.
I can not thank y'all enough for doing everything that has been done for me. I have made may phone calls, e-mails and appointments and not one time was anything mishandled, EVER! I should also state that I am a detail oriented person, a micro-manager, and y'all have nailed it! Your efforts have not gone unnoticed.
At my pre-op appointment I had to pay $900 and the gal (I can't remember her name) was very pleasant and comforting to deal with. I was almost happy and excited to pay her! LOL
I just wanted to thank everyone for giving me my life back. There are no words that can explain how much this means to me.
I started a part time job back in June and was just promoted to Manager!! I'm so excited for the future for the first time in 4 years.