Aug 27, 2012 - 5:33 pm
I am scheduled to have my exchange surgery done in two week! Yesterday I woke up feeling a tenderness next to my right underarm at the side of the expander and hubby said it looked to be a pocket of fluid starting. Si I said well we can wait an hour and see if that changes. It did, it got worse. The entire right side was now deep angry and there was definitely fluid building. He called my Plastic surgeon who was in surgery and he would call back. I went back to bed. Hubby woke me up a few hours later and said Doc said get to the ER so he can have you admitted he thinks it sounds like infection.Well the ER was beyond packed yesterday and on the three hours waiting mark I wanted to say for get it, I dont need to be around all these germs with surgery 2 weeks away! So hubby found some one who looked authoriative and told her that our PS told us to come and he was pretty sure it was just for admissions tha we came to ER. She told him to wait a few and she waould be back to him. They called us back in less than 5 minutes and I was giving blood in the next 5. A nurse told me my PS was waiting on me in the OR. I ended up with my white count at 21.8 and both my expanders were removed and cavity flushed. It now doesn't look like I will be having a reconstruction surgery anytime soon.