• Tram Flap Reconstruction problems

    Asked by Bonnie60 on Monday, September 25, 2017

    Tram Flap Reconstruction problems

    Wanting to know if anyone else is suffering after having a Tram Flap done. I feel as if there is so much pressure in my abdamon and i can not breath doing the simplest things. I feel as though my bottom lungs are being pushed on so they can not expand. Has anyone experienced this?? I am wondering what I can do. Need all the answers I can get. Thank you

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    • suz55's Avatar

      Hi Bonnie! I had a TRAM free flap surgery almost 4 years ago, and it was a lengthy, slow recovery process. Be sure to follow up with your medical team with any questions or concerns you have just in case your discomfort is a symptom of something out of the norm for your recovery. For me, it took weeks for the surgical pain to subside, and months for me to gain back abdominal strength. The free flap type of surgery is less invasive than the original TRAM surgery, so my experience may not be similar to yours at all. But definitely follow up with your surgeon/medical team to see if this needs to be checked out. Best wishes for your recovery!

      10 months ago

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