What on earth are all these doctors saying about the tissue expansion process being "painless", "uncomfortable but not painful", and "relieved by Tylenol?". Have any of THEM ever had a double mastectomy, followed by an expansion process with rigid tissue expanders? I'm sorry, but I didn't just feel "fullness" or "mild discomfort". I felt PAIN! And I'm not a wuss...6 years ago, I had my first bout with breast cancer: a lumpectomy, 13 rounds of chemo, 33 rounds of radiation, and 3 reconstruction surgeries. I've also had a complete hysterectomy and several other abdominal surgeries. But tissue expansion IS painful, and I believe patients deserve the option of prescription pain medicine and muscle relaxers - even if only 3-5 days worth are necessary. All this talk about "no pain if it's done correctly" doesn't help the actual patient who's about to experience the expansion. Some "discomfort" relieving medicine would be of greater assistance - at least in the short run.
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