My breast reconstruction surgery was two months ago today. My body is still working to either absorb or push out the sutures that are still in and I am still having occasional pain from my nerves re-firing, but I am feeling good overall about the healing process. My body has been working hard to heal me and it shows. As you can see, these pictures look very different from the ones that were taken a month ago.
I am meeting with my surgeon on February 12th to have him remove any remaining sutures and to look at just how much my radiation treatments have shrunk my left breast, the side where my tumors were located. He kept the left side larger to allow for shrinking from radiation. Once he removes the sutures we will be able to see what my chest looks like and if I have the desired result. I am supposed to be symmetrical and right now with quite a few sutures holding on, I can’t really see what the end result will look like.
If I am not happy with how everything looks I will have one final surgery to get the desired result. From what people tell me, including one of my doctors, my surgeon is a perfectionist and so I have a feeling that he will agree with me if I feel that I need a few adjustments. The only bad thing is that I am going through 25 radiation treatments, so I may have to wait quite a while before I can safely have another surgery, possibly up to a year. I will absolutely be asking him about a possible time line when I see him next month if another surgery is needed.