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I want to thank everyone who has volunteered their story. It has helped me so much to know I am not in this alone. My story starts in October when I had scheduled to get a tummy tuck on December 17 November 1 -I went in for my yearly mammogram they called me back wanting a biopsy I had breast cancer stage 0 with no chemo or radiation but it was still in a large section of my left breast so I decided on double mastectomy with expanders I was a large DD so have decided to go smaller I had no problems with surgery some discomfort but it was to be expected I started my saline feels January once a month until end of March then two in April (625cc total) I only had some discomfort the last two feels. I am 5ft 4 -140 lb I am being brave by doing both the exchange from expanders to implants and tummy tuck I would like everyone to pray for me Friday May 20 I am excited to finally get my tummy tuck and thank God my cancer is gone Here are a few pre opt picturesLast edited 05/16/16
Same day surgery
I went in at 5 am to prep for surgery The surgery lasted about four hours they had me up walking 3 hrs after the surgery I had some discomfort not as bad as thought. They sent me home around 4pm I sleep the until the next morning Day two I started getting nausea and a bad headache the Dr called me in a presc for nausea wasn't able to eat or drink until late the third day Forth day eating foods with fiber. Headache and nausea are better My sweet husband took off a whole week to take care of me love him so mush after 30 yrs. Will not see the results until tomorrow I will put up pictures then --still haven't had a BM
6 days post opt
This is 6day post opt My plastic surgeon Gregory Pastrick is a mircle worker Love his staff Amanda has been the nurse that has worked close with me she is amazing My pain is at a minimal I am shocked how well I'm doing up to this point Doing the reconstruction along with the tummy tuck I am so greatful I have my figure back my next appt will be Tuesday will feel you in next dr appt on before and after measurements
Sorry it's been a while since my last entry this is a wake up call to all who have surgery of any kind if you feel nausea ,pain get up and walk every 2 to 4 hrs after surgery I did not due to nausea 3 days of no food little to drink and on pain meds I was a ticking time bomb my husband tried but I was so sick at two weeks post I started to get pains in both calf muscles right was worse had a hard time walking call my dr next day he said go straight to the emergency room so I did it was a deep thoracic blood clot I was lucky it was small and had traveled to the lungs they put me on blood thinners Dr Pastrick came by the hospital to see how I was doing I can tell he cares about his patients he is this best PS in this area I doing great now and still happy with my new look here a a couple of new photos
Sorry I need to start pre reading before I post wow