Jan 22, 2021 11:16PM Jaybird627 wrote:
I won't be post specific but here are some facts:
My most recent PS came highly recommended - from a nurse in my old PS's office. He's the one who recommended HBOT, my old one didn't, and so I chose him. The HBOT did help but after 2 months after expander my skin turned on me overnight - literally. I'll revisit the HBOT with my PS. Typically you do 20 before surgery and 10 after. I did like 40 before due to a situation. It's time consuming. I really think it did help me keep the expander for so long.
NOLA. I can't afford it. They don't take my insurance. I can't afford the time away from work or my child (she's 14, I'm a single parent).
I've had issues with this R side from the get-go. My current PS thinks there is bacteria in my scar tissue that get activated with a foreign body. My lat flap is fine, no issues, as it's my own body parts. He says there's no way to rid myself of this bacteria as I don't have enough skin to re-do any scar tissue. That's a basic explanation.
I can't do fat transfer as I'm, 5'1" and 99 lbs. no extra fat unfortunately.
My therapist/psychologist is helping me work through this and other issues. I see my PS in about 8 weeks to discuss when to replace my L capsule contractured implant.
Trying to wrap my head around going in one direction only to be stopped by an insurmountable road block.
I'll see if my PS has any recommendations of other PS who have more expertise with radiated skin/wound healing issues. I welcome all recommendations from anyone here.
I'm a planner. I think it helps me forget things (ie: emotional pain?). If I have no choice to be/stay flat I'm planning a cover tattoo. I'll reduce the L side as much as I can. I hate wearing a prosthesis as the bra has to be so tight. If I don't wear it it's very obvious no matter what I wear.
It's an on-going situation at this point.
Beesie, I always enjoy your fact/statistic posts!