Elissa Bantug Sep 15, 2010 | posted by Vanessa Wasta | | 1 comment VN:F [1.9.17_1161] please wait... Rating: 5.0/5 (1 vote cast) Elissa Bantug, 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 rating Share This Post « Cancer Survivorship One Comment corrine berg January 18, 2015 @ 9:39 am I read your article "Coping with the Physical and Emotional Effects of a Mastectomy". I certainly understand that everyone is different in the world of cancer. However, I think you missed stating that in your article. I had a mastectomy and while sitting up in bed took an effort and certainly I didn't lay on my stomach, the rest of what you are saying was not that terrible. I hope women don't avoid the surgery which may save their lives because of the horrors you describe. I didn't need help to use the bathroom, open a door, button my clothing or shampoo my hair. Any surgery comes with difficulties, but please don't lead women to believe they will be invalids. Please balance the reality of what could happen, but does not always happen for every patient. Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.