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It's been two months since my double mascetomy with re construction, I have tissue expanders in, anyone else finding these painful after each time they fill them?

Erin Wolf-Goldstein Profile
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anonymous

Stage 2B Patient over 7 years
 
  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    I have never heard of anyone NOT having pain with expanders. Arrrgh. You will get rid of them and all will be fine. Hang in there.... Take care, Sharon
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Mary Chase Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    My PS said she has not had anyone who has had trouble with pain from expanders. I don't believe her!
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • melissa perlman Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Unfortunately, it's probably going to hurt every time. Stretching the pec muscle and it's trying to contract. Good news is when the implants go in, all pain goes away. Good luck.
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • blair greiner Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    It all depends how much your doctor puts in. Mine does 100 cc's once a week. Not bad at all. He told me other dr's do more at once bc they don't get paid for those visits. Ask your doctor to put less in at a time.
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • laura blevins Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    I'm almost 6 weeks out and I'm wondering if I'll ever sleep on my sides again! I've had 2 fills so far and go for my 3rd on Tuesday. Last time I hurt so bad I had to take my pain medication two nights in a row. I am ready for this part of reconstruction to be over! No fun at all!
    over 7 years Flag
    • Traciann brundage Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      I agree 110% I miss sleeping my sides

      over 7 years Flag
    • Deborah Ethridge Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 0 Patient

      Laura - I am so glad to know I am not the only one! I thought I was just being a baby about it - I am not a back sleeper and am still in a recliner 9 weeks postoperative. I too will be so happy to have this behind me!

      over 7 years Flag
  • anonymous Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    Mine does 60 cc to 100 cc at a time. I have had no pain at all.
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • laura  bailey Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Hi Erin, I also had a bi-lateral with expanders all at once, it is tough. Hang in there, the best thing I can tell you is that it is totally different when you get the implants. They are instantly so much more comfortable
    over 7 years Flag
    • laura  bailey Profile
      anonymous
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Sorry I accidentally hit go before I was finished. It is like day and night, how much more comfortable the regular implants (mine are silicone) are. They are really soft and look really good. It DOES get better. I had my expanders for about three...

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      Sorry I accidentally hit go before I was finished. It is like day and night, how much more comfortable the regular implants (mine are silicone) are. They are really soft and look really good. It DOES get better. I had my expanders for about three months. Did they say how long for yours?

      over 7 years Flag
  • Deborah Ethridge Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 0 Patient
    Erin - I am 9 weeks bilateral mastectomy with tissue expanders and they are painful. I am filled to capacity now and waiting to have my permanent ones placed. I will be so glad when this part is over!
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Traciann brundage Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Just had mine put in less then two weeks ago and mine hurt
    over 7 years Comment Flag
  • Sallie HoyPoy Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Is so much better when you get the permanent implants. Hang in there!
    over 7 years Comment Flag

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