How should I feel 8 weeks post mastectomy with Latisimal dorsi flap and expanders?
- 10 months ago
I am 8 weeks post bilateral Mastectomy with Latisimal dorsi flaps and tissue expanders. I feel tight across my chest like I have a corset on and also a heaviness to my breast like they are lead balloons. I had an infection on my left side 4 weeks post op that has been treated and is resolved. After the last of my 6 drained were taken out at week 6, I developed swelling on both breast more on left that right. I have had fluid from around the expanders removed twice. I have about 250 cc in my expanders and I don't feel like I could take any more. I ask my PS about all this and he said it happens, but he says it in a way that makes me feel like I am the only one it has happened too. I don't feel like I get my questions answered by him. I just want to know if this is how I should be feeling at this stage of my recovery. Did any one have physical therapy for this and if so did it help? I don't know how I will return to work feeling like this. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it.