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Well, it has been a month since I posted my last status update, because there really isn’t anything terribly exciting going on. I do have a photo for you to show you some “fluffing” I’ve noticed in my right implant, though.
I saw Dr. M for another follow up visit a couple of days ago and we agreed that the infection is no more. I have been redness-free for over a month, so I seem to be in the clear. My next appointment with him is at the end of March, which will be my pre-op visit, with the surgery to follow on April 10, 2014. During that procedure my PS will attempt to replace the implant via a small incision in my armpit, using the TESSA technique (right). If he observes that too much scar tissue has accumulated in that space, he will have to place a tissue expander instead. We won’t know until he gets in there. It’s a log way away, but it’s not too early to start crossing fingers and banking those positive thoughts. Get on it! 🙂
As of today, it has been over three months since my exchange surgery and two months since the infection claimed my left implant (see: Houston we have a problem). The implant on my right does seem to be “fluffling,” meaning there has been a slight change in the perceived shape and size of the implant. What is actually happening is my body is changing around the implant forcing it into a different configuration, thus making it seem like the implant itself is actually changing. It is a gradual redistribution of the volume from top to bottom of the implant. The completion of this process may take from three months to a year. Here is the difference in just one month: left = November 13; right = December 13.
Positive thoughts coming your way to deposit in your thought bank! Good to know about the fluffing… Mine boobies look good but they just aren’t real breasts! So much volume on top and sides. Although I can tell the sides are dissipating. So I will be patient! I’m hoping as time goes on that they will “move” a little more. Ya know, jiggle! But that may be gone for good… But… hey I don’t have to worry about cancer! That’s what this was all about. Happy Holidays!
Thanks, Robin! Glad that yours look good. It seems that changes can be happening as far as 6+ months out. That seems like a very long time to me. Yes, the best part is not having to worry about breast cancer!!!