My Journey Through a Double DIEP - San Diego, CA
My surgeon has been great and continues to see me...
- 29 Jul 2012
My surgeon has been great and continues to see me weekly but I can say I'm not sure I was prepared for what I experienced, the pain, length of time healing, and complications. I unfortunately reacted to the dermabond glue so that had to be taken off prior to leaving hospital. 3 months post op I still have a hole in my abdomen but I have to say my chest looks better than I ever expected. I have had more pain from the abdomen than I ever expected. I figured since I was not dealing with muscle like a TRAM it wouldnt hurt nearly as much but it was still very painful. I still have another surgery ahead of me and really reluctant right now since 3 1/2 months after the first I'm still not healed. My abdomen is much larger than what I ever imagined but the surgeon says that it will get fixed in the second surgery. I guess I just have to hold out hope that things will get better it just takes a long time
There were two PS's in the office that did these procedures and she was the specialist by far. She went back to get specialized training in the area. I think I personally didnt ask enough questions in the beginning as well as since it was a double I ran into more issues. She has been great through out seeing me in her office every week (without paying a co-pay).