The following is a brief recount of my hospital stay after my delayed left DIEP (Deep Inferior Epigastric Perforator) flat reconstruction surgery. I hope by sharing my experience, others might gain a sense of what it is like to have this type of operation and what to expect in the hospital. I would also like to dedicate this to all who cared for me at the health center.
Chien-Chi Huang is a middle-age Chinese American breast cancer survivor from Taiwan, who wishes to start a pilot project to empower the other Asian American breast cancer survivors with the skills and knowledge to do outreach and prevention work in their own communities. She currently resides near Davis Square, Somerville, MA with her husband, two teenagers, a dog, and a cat.