Hi, I realise this post is three years old. I wonder how you got on? I am 2.5 weeks post double DIEP and have known since I woke up that a 3 inch square patch below one one breast was failing and would require a graft. Its an annoying bump in the road but at least it will only be day surgery. Hope you are happy now that time has past. Vicki
just back from hosptial, virtually healed, a bit of granulation, can now be measured for bra and prosthesis, how happy am I!
I had skin necrosis as well, thought I would never get better. In the end had to have implant removed. Started with silicone, infection, then taken out and replaced with expander, then skin started to break down, saline removed, still had necrosis, in fact had a cavity, and could actually see the implant. Had the that removed, and then bled, so further surgery!! So, now flat, but the side with recent DCIS had silicone implant and was fine, this was a side I had implant 13 year ago, and removed as did not look right, was twisted when removed. Long journey... Just want a bra now, and feel normal!The end result, did heal.... after 2x daily dressings, and permanatly feeling wet on one side.
Hi Lilymole, I had surgery on 19th November and like you had to have my dressing changed the day after I was discharged from hospital due to bleeding. While changing my dressing the BCN mentioned the blisters I had on my breast which up until now I had not noticed. She got a pin and popped them all, except a large one that was in my cleavage. The nurse said the blisters were along the wound sight and were sometimes caused from not wearing a fully supportive fitted bra. I was in so much discomfort wearing the bras I had brought for post surgery, my mum had given me a couple of her soft sports bras, which I had chosen to wear and they were not providing enough support. I got a bra extender from M&S which I used on my bras and I am now able to wear them with comfort. I have been applying sudacream to the blister I can see, as advised by my BCN, which has now scabbed and completely healed. I haven't noticed any changes with the other blisters, so it seems they will not cause me anymore problems, although I still have my dressings on so it is quite difficult to tell. I had an theraputic mammoplastic operation. I hope this is of some help x
I am sorry to read you're having such a tough time. I'm sure some of the other users will be along soon to offer you their support and experiences. In the meantime you might find it helpful to talk things through with a member of staff on the helpline. Here you can share your concerns with someone who will offer you a listening ear as well as emotional support and practical information. The number to call is 0808 800 6000 and the lines are open Monday to Friday 9 to 5pm and Saturday 10 to 2pm.
Best wishes Sam, BCC Facilitator