Hi everyone - I'm almost 3 weeks post BMX. Had immediate reconstruction with saline implants and Alloderm. All went smoothly w/surgery - had some post-op hiccups but all my drains were out w/i 10 days of surgery and I was healing great as of my last f/u with PS (last week).
For the last 2 days, though, I've had swelling in the area under my arms where my bra hits - sort of feel like there is a wide theraband stretched around this area. A lot of pressure, and while you can see some swelling, it's not in pockets or extreme. Worse at night.
When i called my PS yesterday, her NP said that it sounded normal, that I'd probably overdone it on Wed. - I have been playing it SO safe w/activity - the only thing I can think of that I did differently is that I did bend more at the waist to pick stuff up on Wed. Not much, nothing heavy at all.
I am, of course, worried about truncal LE. It was better this a.m., but got steadily worse as the day went on. I'm in bed upright now, without my bra on b/c it's too uncomfortable. Next f/u w/PS is next Wed. I decided not to call again this a.m. b/c it was so improved.
Anyone have a similar experience or have insight?
Thanks so much!
Second round w/BC in 10 years. 6/6/11 dx'd right side DCIS, grade 1, ER/PR+: skin/nipple-sparing BMX, immediate reconstruction w/saline implants+Alloderm 9/19/11.
6/6/2011, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+
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