I came across this community as I was researching on latissimus dorsi reconstruction with my sister.
We have both been diagnosed with breast cancer a month apart. Her treatment plan may include a bilateral mastectomy. She is thinking of a latissimus dorsi reconstruction but is concerned about long term impacts to range of movement and quality of life.
We would really appreciate hearing from anyone who has had similar experiences. This would be really helpful as we are trying to think through as much as we can before she makes a decision in two weeks.
I came across your post whilst doing some research on bilateral mastectomy with latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction. My sister may be having that procedure and we are very concerned to know what is the impact on one's body (shoulder, back, spine etc) in years to come. She was diagnosed with bilateral breast cancer as part of a screening a month after I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
We are so grateful for any help or insights anyone has. Or even anyone who would be willing to talk more with us.