In the post op procedures it was discovered I had prostate cancer and underwent 45 radiation treatment. I surfaced with a clean bill of health from the oncologist.
So, I went ahead on the surgeon's recommendation to have the tuck.
All did not go well. I knew after 4 days something was wrong. When I called him he assured me all was normal. He saw me 10 days later. When he opened the dressing his face dropped. I said not NOT GOOD? He responded NO, very bad/ and I was running fever and was full of "gangrene".... "both wet and dry".
He was fully aware of my condition. I was never given possible side effects from the surgery. He is NOT a plastic surgeon. Must he be board certified to preform this surgery? I was also told I could return to work the next day. Not so from anything I have read since.
Visiting nurse service is now attending to my wounds. The two nurses I've seen in the last two days both asked who "did this to you"?
I am told by all professionals that it will take at least 2 months to heal.
I've learned not to have tummy tucks on radiated skin. I am on a thing called a "VAC dressing. I remain in constant pain and am on heavy duty antibiotics and Vicadnin sp?
every four hours.
I beg of all who are thinking of this procedure to research it and research it and then think twice before doing anything. It is terribly painful and the odor from gangrene is putrid.