Breast Reconstruction (Implant) - jrthesurvivor

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Breast Cancer. Posted on February 26, 2012 View this journey (5 Experiences)

The surgery wasn't any worse than the mastectomies, but the expanders hurt much more than I expected. I was very uncomfortable with them and found every arm movement gave me discomfort and reminded me I had these foreign objects on my chest. I had only the initial injection of water into the expanders. I didn't want to be large breasted and I felt that the bigger they were, the more uncomfortable and foreign they would feel. Small breasts suited my frame anyway. This was the worst part of my journey as for pain.

Went as Expected: Agree
Minimal Recovery: Agree
Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree

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