Apr 17, 2001 - 7:09 am
Hi, all! Mel here. Haven't signed on in a while. I am 11 days out of my 4th chemo and just now getting back on line. I have a question for those who have been thru reconstruction. I have had tissue expanders in since surgery on 12/05/00. My last and final injection was 5 or 6 weeks ago. My last chemo is May 31 (if I stay on schedule). Will visit with Plast.surg. on May 10 regarding the next step. Anyway, my skin is extremely tight and I am experiencing pain, especially on the left side where they took lymph nodes. The pain is all around the expanders(more on the left). Extreme soreness and a little puffiness. No fever, tho. Called the nurse & she said unless I spike a fever, it is probably just the feeling returning to my chest area. I know the sharp pains are nerves regenerating but the other discomforts are scaring me since it is on my cancer side. Any input from those who have been there? I know one thing...I am ready to get these "grapefruits" out of me and get on with the implants!!! Any help is appreciated. Love to all of you !