I met with Dr. Sullivan today again. She is extremely happy with how well my skin is healing, as am I. I have only about 1-2 inches that is still an open wound.
Apparently, the doctors in the office have been discussing me at their weekly meeting. They think the reason that my skin broke down so fast is because I started radiation so soon after my surgery and my expanders had been filled so fast.
While my body was rapidly making cells for my new breast skin, the radiation was treating my new skin as dividing cancer cells and zapping it.
Both my body and the radiation were doing exactly what they should have been doing. Too bad it was such a grueling process.
I now have 7 sessions left. I'm so excited to be done!