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Sandi – Mastectomy Patient

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Sandi came to see Dr. Stephen Hardy with her husband Jay after she was diagnosed with a cancer. Dr. Hardy took his time to educate them about the surgical options and made sure that they understood and comfortable their choice. Going through mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery was a life changing experience for Sandi and Jay. The surgeries allowed the couple to see life differently and see how lucky they are today. Sandi and Jay highly recommend Dr. Hardy to anyone because of his professionalism, his attention to detail and the incredible service they received.

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SANDI: I came to Dr. Hardy because my doctor referred me to him for lumps in my breast. And after trying to figure out what was wrong, we finally decided to do a mastectomy on the right side and breast reconstruction. JAY: We'd been married not quite ten years at the time, and when the lumps were reoccurring, you know, of course your concern is what are they. So I joined her at many doctor visits, and then when the decision came to remove the breast, it was talked about the best options. And Dr. Hardy gave us a couple options. This was by far the best option. He always took the time to say, this is plan A, but this is also plan B and C. He didn't want anyone to be surprised through anything, but the personal touch that he offered is simply above and beyond. The staff has been incredible. I mean, we've been here to this office hundreds of times, and the service we've been—you know, it's extremely personal. You could not ask for any more. SANDI: My thing was when I stepped out of the shower, at every place in our house, in all three bathrooms, the first thing that you saw was a mirror, and that was really hard for me for the longest time. So I discovered if I used my daughter's bathroom and would open the shower curtain the opposite way, I could step out to a wall and not the mirror, which made a huge difference. It sounds kind of strange, but until you kind of get used to what it looks like, it's not the prettiest thing you've ever seen. But after I had my implant put back in and all of that, it looks great. JAY: It's been a long road. However, it's been life-changing for the better. You know, it opens your eyes to see how lucky you are and how lucky everything can be. There's always worse things out there in the world. I'd recommend Dr. Hardy because of the attention to detail, the incredible service and the professionalism that he offers. SANDI: I would recommend Dr. Hardy because he makes you feel like family.