Jun 02, 2013 - 9:09 pm
I just joined this site. On May 13th I had a bilateral mastectomy and had expanders placed in me. So, it has been 3 weeks now. All of my cancer got removed and there was no cancer in the limph nodes! I am having strong burning pain on my left side. My right side is fine. I am wondering if I am going to continue having this pain as the expanders get filled? Will there still be pain after the implants are in? Wondering if I should opt to get the expanders removed and do the tummy tuck tissue transfer? Is the tumy tuck method just as painful? The pain is really hard on me. It is a 10 on a scale of 1 to 10. Narcotic pain pills help a lot but I don't feel safe driving while I take them and I have an 8 year old that needs to get to and from school. I would love to hear about your experience and what you opted to do after your mastectomy.
Thank you so much for your replies.