wound vac on a breast?
Long story shortened:
I am nearly 1month out from uni skin/nipple sparing mastectomy w/immed ped TRAM recon now.
Weeks ago had necrosis, now an open wound. A wonderful visiting nurse that is a wound care specialist is going to speak to my PS about using a wound vac to speed healing (will need chemo and this MUST be healed before that can begin, time is of the essence)
While everything I read about this contraption indicates it does help with wound healing, people also talk about it being painful, altho I've yet to find any info on its use on a reconstructed breast...while I am pretty numb I do still have feeling, especially in the wound area...plus I'm worried about sucking on a new breast that maybe isn't fully established yet, if that makes sense.
I'm just plain worried I guess.
Anyone heard of this application...have experiences with it?
TIA for any insight!