I survived stage 3B invasive ductile 2002. I was so overwhelmed by the treatments chemo, surgery, radiation, chemo, I never planned for further or complimentary repair. I walked around with one boob for 7 years. I once planned on repair of my R breast but there were few options for my very deep mastectomy scar. The repair in conjunction with problems with lymphedema were scary. I chose not to do reconstruction and, because I was tired of one boob (not a very nice looking one at that) I just had it removed. Now I don't have to worry about prosthetic, uncomfortable bras or further chance of reoccurred. Yippeee. My choice was easy and such a relief.