Monday, August 27, 2012

6 months!

It was exactly 6 months ago today that I had surgery.  It feels like a lifetime ago!  I had a check with Dr. J today.  I had noticed a hard spot on my side that I was a little concerned about.  It felt like maybe a bit of scar tissue, which in this case isn't a good thing.  He decided that it is just a couple layers of the alloderm that were overlapping and it's taking longer for my cells to take over this thicker piece.  (In case you forgot, alloderm is the cadaver tissue that was used to create a patch for my muscle.)  He also agreed that we need to do a little fat grafting to eliminate some ripples and divots.  He made it sound like it'll be an easy procedure--just an hour surgery and a few days of light duty. Hopefully I can schedule it over a short break from school in October or November.  I have a little research to do though before I completely understand and agree to this "easy procedure."