So, this is the first stage of reconstruction.
My boobs are out, tissue expanders are in. They are actually a really good size for a starting point.
I will make weekly trips to my plastic surgeons office starting next Friday to fill them up a little more. They are 350 ccs on each side now. I'm still hoping to be close to 500 ccs on each side by the end of the expansion period.
We'll see as we go. If they start looking obnoxious, we may stop filling early.
Expanders are generally placed too high and too hard in order to have the best tissue stretch. Mine have dents, etc, but that's normal. Hopefully once the real implants are exchanged for the expanders, they will look more soft and normal.
I'm going to post a picture. I know it may gross people out. If you're one of those people, I apologize.
The main reason I'm doing it is because there are a lot of people fighting cancer right now that are reading my blog to learn what is going to happen to them next.
I just want to show them that it's not that bad. It hurts, but it's tolerable.
I was in the hospital for less than 48 hours. I can now walk around without getting sick. I just can't lift things quite yet.
With the awesome support I have, nothing is impossible. I hope anyone on their own cancer ride has a fabulous team like I do.
You can still see my port on my right side of my chest. That will hopefully come out in August.