Double Mastectomy - smlisboa

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Breast Cancer. Posted on December 6, 2012 View this journey (2 Experiences)

I had my surgery , dbl mast, in Houston at md Anderson cancer center. Stayed for only 2 days. Everything went well. I was given plenty of meds for pain....didn't really use much. At first I felt tightness from expanders. I went back to get more fluid every 2 weeks or so. My doctors always gave me the choice to put more in or not. My drains were very manageable. The hospital gave me gloves to empty drains and to avoid infections. I recorded how much fluid everyday. I took showers instead of baths to avoid infection, used antibiotic soap. I was given a band from hospital to hang drains, but I used this only when I showered. I wd use safety pins and fastened them to my bra or the hospital bra at first. I did the exercises for my muscles on my arms and back etc. really helped.everything went well.

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

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