I called the doc right away and they didn't seem to think it was an emergency - they booked me an appointment bright and early the next day. After my appointment, I called Mom to fill her in as usual, but if I know my mother, she will be calling me on her way home to say "Now can you tell me again what happened at the doctor today?" Shortly following, my sister will call, my brother will call, etc. etc. SO, here it is... in written form for all who are curious as to why I am "ONE BOOB BETTY". At least for now.
My expanders have two compartments in each side that have been filled with saline. They do this saline filling as a slow process so the skin can expand and make room for the implants. Apparently, for no known reason, one half of one of the expanders has drained out. Doc says that this isn't a life threatening situation but rather the words he used were "This isn't ideal". So, now that this has happened, I need to have the expanders replaced with the implants sooner rather than later.
Originally, I was scheduled to have my 6 weeks of radiation and then schedule the implant surgery. Now we have a new situation and after meeting with the radiologist this coming Monday and getting her approval, I will hold off on radiation until after the surgery. The surgery should take place fairly soon. Though I will not let it get in the way of my summer of fun!!
Doc says that this next surgery will be nothing like the mastectomy surgery. He said it is a one-day process and I should take it easy for 2 weeks. Best part? NO DRAINS! I must say that the worst part of the mastectomy surgery was those damn drains!
So until surgery, I will be a ONE BOOB BETTY.