53 Year Old. 140lbs 5 Ft 4 2grown Girls 26 & 28 Grand Mother Kingsport, T

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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

Blood clots

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

Pre read

Sorry I need to start pre reading before I post wow
Kingsport Plastic Surgeon

Dr Gregory Pastrick very compassinate about his work. He also has an impressive educational background love his staff they go out of their way to help answer any questions. Dr Pastrick has done an amazing job. I will be recommending him to all I know !!!!!!!!

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5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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