SAVI Sister - Darla T.

Darla T.

Retired Hairdresser
Flushing, Michigan
Treated with SAVI – August 2014

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I was given the choice of the SAVI device implant or six weeks of radiation. My surgeon, Dr. Linsey Gold, and my radiation oncologist, Dr. Kiran Devisetty, both recommended SAVI to me. I chose SAVI, and I’m glad I did. I am raising my 10-year-old granddaughter and I didn’t have time to go five days a week for six weeks.

It was uncomfortable when it was implanted in my breast, but nothing I couldn’t live with. Twice a day for five days was perfect for me, just a bump in the road! Getting the device taken out hurt for a few minutes. I was only able to lay on my back at night and couldn’t sleep on my side, but overall I know I made the right choice!