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Mar 12, 2018 03:36PM
Mar 12, 2018 03:37PM
Well, sisters, 12 days after my exchange surgery, let me share the good and the bad of how things went.
First of all, as so many of you assured me, exchange surgery was a breeze comparing to bmx. Anesthesia was unfortunately really bad for me, I had difficulty getting out of it and I felt dizzy, sleepy and nauseus for hours after that. They gave me anti vomitting drugs, but it was an awful feeling.
Apart from that, the rest was easy. Minimal pain, easily managed with drugs, was up the next day, walking and being able to go to the bathroom by myself, and my ps was kind enough to let me stay till it was time to remove the drains (I had 2).
Now, aisthetical results. I knew already that my implants would be on the smaller side, and they sure are. No surprises here, although I would love them to be a little bit bigger, but I wont get crazy over it. I have 475 ccs implants, which on my body look like a small B, and I ll learn to live and be happy with them.
If you ask me, biggest dissapointment is the terrible iron bra feeling. First 4 days post op, I had none of it, but as they reduced the drugs, it came back in full force. Plus pec muscle spasms, which happen quite a bit, especially in cold weather, everytime I shiver etc. I so much hoped it would go away as it happened for so many sisters, but I guess it doesnt always happen this way...
Thats all girls. If any sister waiting for her exchange has any questions, feel free to ask.
Dear cancer, thank you for making me stop and listen and remember what's really important. You can go now.
10/25/2016 Lumpectomy: Left, Right
11/1/2016, DCIS/IDC, Right, 2cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
11/1/2016, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, ER+/PR+, HER2-
3/28/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement
5/2017, DCIS/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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