• How long did you stay in the hospital for a DM with reconstruction beginning immediately?

    Asked by Grandy on Wednesday, April 24, 2013

    How long did you stay in the hospital for a DM with reconstruction beginning immediately?

    They told me one night. Is that enough time?

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • leepenn's Avatar
      leepenn

      you know, it's hard to say... i would guess ... maybe? if you are in a lot of pain or having difficulties, it seems like you should be able to stay a second night. but if you are doing well, then home is a better place to be!!!!

      so, ask! what happens if my pain management is not good enough after one day? what happens if i have some kind of complication? etc...

      i hope that helps! seems like most of my friends who did the immediate recon did stay two nights.

      good luck - i hope everything goes swimmingly and that you have minimal pain!

      almost 4 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar
      Nancebeth

      I had a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction with silicone gel implants. I stayed 2 nights.

      almost 4 years ago
    • cris' Avatar
      cris

      I had a bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction w/silicone implants. I stayed in the hospital for three nights, but it was because my blood pressure was very low & I had trouble with the pain meds. Best of luck to you!!!

      almost 4 years ago
    • Julie99's Avatar
      Julie99

      I had a bilateral with expanders and all lymph nodes on my right side. They would have let me go home after 1 night but I knew I wasn't ready to go home and ended up staying a second night. Check with your insurance company too. I knew I could stay for at least 3 nights if I felt like I needed it which helped the stress level.

      almost 4 years ago

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