07-11-2018 01:05 PM
This is my first post too.
I had a double mastectomy on 9th September 2018, sentinel node removal on right and reconstruction with Braxon implants.
I still have some swelling and numbness to the right but keeping up with the physio therapy exercises helps.
Getting comfortable in bed is a problem as I like to sleep on my side and worry about damaging my new boobs, or them moving!
06-11-2018 09:36 AM
03-11-2018 08:10 PM
Sorry you've had no replies. I am just bumping this back up for you, and hoping someone sees it who can help. It might also be worth posting in the 'ask the nurses section'.
31-10-2018 03:07 PM - edited 31-10-2018 03:12 PM
Hey, so I am 4 months on from a bmx. No recon. I had radio to one side. I Holy Spirit regular seromas that we’re reguarly drained. Each time I was drained the area would go concave rather than flat if that makes sense. Also when full, it would wobble like jelly.
Now thoigh its flat a ross my chest, feels firm and maybe swollen? I can’t work out if it’s the bmx settling finally, or if it is actually swollen or not. A friend said if feels like normal flesh now. The skin isn’t warm or red. The dog ears hurt sometimes when lying on my side but that’s calming down. No swelling Anywhere else. The area feels numb too. So it’s hard to tell if it actually swollen or just normal ? I wouldn’t say the area is puffy looking.
I text my surgeon and she’s going to check it this weekend. What are your thoughts? Worried about lymphedema....