Jul 02, 2013 - 10:59 pm
Sorry I didn't post sooner, but had a very hard time gettting onto this site.
A week agao I went in for my double mastectomy, with DIEP rectonstruction and reparir of hernias. As it turned out I did not have 2 hernias, but 3 from the ovarian debulking. They repaired them and then placed a large sheet of mesh over the area to keep them in place. The surgery took 11 hours. To start I had 8 drains, 2 for each breast and 4 for the belly. Saturday they removed 3 drains and sent me home. I have been sleeping on the couch and taking things easy. Today I went to the plastic surgeon and they removed two more drains. I am now only sporting 3, and they are scheduled to come out on Friday. In the nuclear med test and tissue testing following the mastectomy, no cancer reared it's ugly head. Yeah! My breasts went from rocks in socks look to two firm cantalopes. I went from a large belly roll to a tight flat belly. The plastic surgeon had removed my belly button, so I have a new one, in just the right spot. Instead of 3 meals a day, I have been asked to eat 6 small meals, to not stretch the belly. All is going well. Thank you for asking!