Thursday, July 31, 2014

Day Six after Fat Transfer

It's been six days since my surgery and healing is slow going.  I had it in my head that I would be completely back to normal by now, but that has not been the case.  My spirits are definitely high, as I'm thrilled I'm done.  But the pain from the liposuction continues.  Luckily, it's not unbearable and will be gone in just a week or two.

I went to the plastic surgeon's office today to have all my stitches removed; there were about 15-20! Then I asked them to tell me about the fat.  The doctor removed 750ccs of fat from my waist, upper and inner thighs.  And after processing and using the best suited fat cells, based on location harvested, he injected 300ccs into my right breast.  With the breast starting out at 600ccs, then adding 300 more, it's "almost" the size of the left.  With clothes, you can't tell a difference.  But the goal now is to be as careful as possible for a couple weeks to make sure all the fat stays there and doesn't die off.  I guess I'll save the lighted tassels for another day.  Kidding!

I also made a visit to the Oncologist to check in, have some laughs, and get some bloodwork done.  My arm is DONE with needles at the moment.  I've been stuck six times in the past week!  Anyway, he's so pleased with how I've recovered.  My thyroid is completely back to normal levels now.  And I only have SIX infusions left of Herceptin.  ONLY SIX!!  Woohoo!  That will complete one year of the protein blocker.  And once I'm done, I don't know that there is anything left to give me, unless I start the five year treatment with Tamoxifen.  We'll see how it goes.

This cancer journey is quickly coming to an end.  Thank goodness!

Here are some pics of how the bruising is looking. Swelling has gone down a great deal, but I won't see final results for a month or two.  Still happy though!!






2 comments:

  1. IF you need some more fat, my abdomen and thighs said they will be willing donors...

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  2. wow what a story! I was diagnosed with breast cancer the summer and it helped me to read and see how you survived it. Thank you.

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