Hi! I just had my 3rd fill on my expanders, I'm getting 100cc every 2 weeks. I have annoying but not crippling pain for a few days after each fill, and a nagging, kinda "bruised" feeling all the time surrounding the entire expander. I have really big expanders in -so they hurt on my sides as well as in front. I still have, at my guess, 3 or 4 fills left - I'm not going for a natural type of look here ;)
My next fill is in a week and a half. I'm thinking about just asking my plastic surgeon if we can switch me to getting them filled every week, or even just getting more put in if I stay on the 2 week schedule. My thinking is, if I'm going to be in pain from this - not really bad pain but discomfort, I'd rather just have the discomfort a little longer & get it done & over with. My chemo is on an every 2 week schedule, I have 5 left. My blood counts after my 1st one (checked yesterday) are great so my Dr thinks 2 weeks rather than 3 will do me just fine.
So my question is, for those of you with reconstruction, how often & how much do you get your expanders filled? I really just want to get these filled up & replaced with my softies. I think I can handle the baldness better if I have my nice rack again :)
*hugs -just careful ones today!*