Dear Maude1610: There is no magic answer for the right time to consider reconstruction. This is something that should be discussed with your oncologist and a plastic surgeon (preferably one who is experienced in reconstruction after cancer therapy). There are a variety of considerations and options that would need to be discussed in the context of your situation.
No experience (personal) concerning reconstruction but this is an issue that should be discussed in depth with both your Oncologist and Plastic Surgeon. May I suggest the following website where you will find a wealth of experience from women who have been there. Click on the "surgery/reconstruction" section ... bcsupport.org
Thank you going to check out that site now!!