I know a couple of ladies that have had the TRAM flap and are extremely happy with the results. I considered it, but decided against it because of the longer recovery time. I work in child care and wanted to get back to work ASAP. Of course, I didn't enroll in disability insurance when I started this job so no income for seven weeks since surgery has been hard. I also have scoliosis with a lot of lower back pain.
I wish the TRAM would have worked for me. I agree with your feelings about having something foreign in the body. It's a weird concept.
Hi...I just joined today. I had my bilacteral mastectomy 6 weeks ago and had the expanders put in at that time. I, too, find it to be quite uncomfortable. I'm still sleeping on the recliner in the living room to keep somewhat elevated. I hope the implants will be more comfortable than this. The PS says I will get used to it, but I hope I don't. I can't imagine feeling like this forever.
I developed a mild staph infection so I haven't had any fills in the last four weeks. It seems to be doing well so I hope to start the fills again in three weeks. The plan is to fill every two weeks. Then wait at least six weeks before the exchange.
Thanks for the info on the bras. I will check them out.
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