I'm only a B cup too - used to be C before kids, and went down probably to A during chemo when I lost weight but that's all piled on again now! We had to rush to fill it in one sitting because of radiotherapy. I had about 100ml put in during the op, then 150ml the other day.
Glad it went well. Do you have more inflations to go? Mine's been about 12 days now and no pain. I am aware of it and not comfy to lie face down on a hard floor, but sleeping on my front is fine. The port is annoying.
Mine's Dolly as it will give Miss Parton a run for her money!! Looks rather large compared to Droopy but apparently it might shrink with radiotherapy, if it doesn't then surgeon will take a bit of saline out to get as even as possible.
Amazing how the lumps and bumps go with a bit of filler isn't it?!
Hope it goes well Smurf77. I was the same, excited but nervous. Surgeon kept on telling me to breath as I was obviously holding my breath throughout! Mine's now called Dolly - why is yours John??
I was read this and thought why did they wait 5 weeks to start my chemo after my surgery then I remembered I had IVF and my eggs frozen in between - yet more joy of the BC gift!!
How does it feel after being expanded, is it very painful? I was only an A/B cup before mastectomy so I can't imagine they'll need to pump John up much as he's already half the size of my good boobie.
Bloods suitably scolded and behaving themselves for now...
Thanks for the heads up re: expansion, I saw my oncologst last Thursday and she was like 'why did they say I'd want you to wait' so, thankfully John will be expanded for the first time next week - I don't know whether to be excited to not be so lopsided or scared of any pain it might cause...oh well, only 7 sleeps to get through!
While you are waiting for replies could I suggest that you give our free helpline a ring on 0808 800 6000 and have a confidential chat with one of the breast care nurses who are there to support you through this, lines are open Monday to Friday 9.00 – 5.00 and Saturday 10.00 – 2.00.
With best wishes
Has anyone had an expander implant expanded during their chemo before?
I am only a 3rd of my way through my FEC-T treatment and recently asked my surgeon if I could have John (my implant) expanded during my chemo as I am getting a little fed up with the lopsided look, I really don't want to wait until November when treatment is due to end but he was quite vague with his reply. I appreciate that my chemo and radio must take priorty over reconstruction but I'm struggling with not being given a definitive answer...is there anyone else on here in this situation??
I have an appointment next week with oncology so I'll be asking them too (hoping) for an answer...fingers crossed for helpful feedback!
Thanks S x