trshtwns01 (trshtwns01) wrote,

Yet another update

The plastic surgeon doesn't seem to be able to make up his mind, so here is where we stand as of THIS morning. Last night, he said I was going home on Thursday and having the expander put in a week or so later. Then having new reconstruction in 3-5 months.

This morning, he came in with a scalpel *EEEEK!* to slice the dead breast and see if it bled. It didn't. I think I've reached some Shakesperean half-life - if you prick me, do I not bleed? Ummm....depends on where right now. Anyway, he then tells me we're having the expander put in Wed. morning at 7:30 am, and I'll be released Thursday afternoon or Friday morning. The expander will be expanded over four weeks, and then in late January, early February, they will try another reconstruction.

Where did this come from? Didn't know it was even an option.


They almost forgot my breakfast again this morning, I raised hell and had a hospital administrator and the clinical dietician (a dr.) in to talk it out. We think the problem is where the doctors are coming in at odd hours and making changes to orders. The dieticians download orders around 7:30 or so, but mine were changed again last night around 9.

Hopefully, no more problems at all with my stay.
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