20-07-2018 04:00 AM
Oh Crikey Riverside dawn,
Awwwww, poor you. Well hope you have a great holiday. At least a suntan will disguise your bruises a bit!!! I hope.
Loadsa love to you and everyone xxxxxx
18-07-2018 03:56 AM
12-07-2018 10:57 PM
i wore some supportive high waited knickers for 6 weeks my surgeon said no corset was required I bought them from sainsburys and wore them fairly tight probably a size smaller than would of been comfortable.
everything softens up but it does take months in my case many months
12-07-2018 12:32 AM
Hi again Sue
I hope you have a better day today and are allowed home. Yes, I've had expanders for permanent silicones later. Didn't ever want any other recon than implants. Am very slender, so lat flaps were the only other option.
I know it's a bummer, you having to have a further op to level things (boobs!) out, but from what you've said so far, I'm sure it'll be worth it. I'm amazed at what they can do now, to rectify anything.
When you say you're now in a "cubicle", did you mean on a ward and curtained off? Sorry you're so upset. It's only natural. A huge major thing to go through all this BC, let alone recon ops. Good to let the tears vent and flow, I say.
Have you a hubby/partner to go home to??
Keep posting on how you're doing.
Lotsa love, Delly xxxxxx
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10-07-2018 08:24 PM
i had a double mastectomy with skin sparing dieps and had a problem with one breast healing it all opened up at the mastectomy scar and I needed a debridement op after a few weeks which they left the breast open to see how much tissue would die off and need removing. So I now have one breast larger than the other like yourself but I am now waiting for a further operation to have lipo to make the larger one smaller to match.
speaking to my consultant she says that the first op is a guide and evening up if needed will be done in the second op so I really wouldn't worry.
also it takes time for Alt the swelling to go down and one breast may if swelled more than the other.
i can't really help with the fluid on the lung question I did however have a chest infection and cough afterwards that took an age to clear, I would of thought because you are quite low after such a long op.
the stomach can take some time also to settle so it's early days
hope this helps
07-07-2018 11:28 AM
I am sorry that you havent recieved a response yet, I am sure someone will be along soon to offer support and share their experience with you.
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