Friday, July 27, 2012
It is 5 months today since my prophylactic bilateral mastectomy with direct to implant reconstruction. Time flies once you have drains out! I will not have to see my breast surgeon again until it has been 1 year. I'll have another MRI to make sure there is no cancer growth in the small amount of tissue that I have left in the skin that was spared. My reconstruction looks good. I see my plastic surgeon at 6 months to check everything out again. There are bumps, ripples, and divots at times that I'm not thrilled about, but we won't do anything about that until at least a year because they still have time to go away on their own. I haven't had a need for any additional physical therapy and have shown ZERO signs of lymphedema. I can run, do regular push ups (just some after too many, it doesn't feel so good), do regular ab work (at first I would involuntarily flex my chest muscles whenever I'd do sit ups, but now it's ok), lift whatever weight items I want, sleep on my side (stomach still isn't comfy), and forget occasionally that I have foreign objects in my body. The only problems I have still would be an occasional squeak, getting used to the feeling of them moving inside of me, and muscle tightness which doesn't usually occur until after I've already realized that I've done too much. All things I'm getting used to.