Monday, July 14, 2014
I completed my bilateral DIEP/SIEA breast reconstruction on May 13. I'm healing very well except for a small spot on my abdomen which I have to pack twice a day. Until it's closed, I'm restricted from doing more than walking for exercise. I managed to gain some weight following my surgery. My mom was there to take care of me for the first 6 weeks and between her cooking and my current sedentary lifestyle, it's no surprise.
I still have another procedure to get through before I am all done. This one will not be as invasive. I don't know when it will be yet. The surgeon had said four months, but I'm not sure if the small open wound will delay that timeline. I hope not, as I don't want to have to meet another deductible next year, and I would like to get on with my life.