I had a tram flap in 2000 at the time of my mast. Shortly after I was dx with a hernia as a result of the surgery. Those who rememeber me from that time may remember I had a surgeon who did a bum job and had horrible bedside
manner. She didn't seem to care about my discomfort and I just let it go. It however has never let me go. It bothers from time to time as far as pain goes but it's the larger stomach area that really bothers me. It seems it has gotten bigger in the last year or so but maybe it's just because I am just tired of it.
I have been working out trying to lose weight in general and shape up my tummy in particular I am not making progress in either. I know MK had a horrible infection that involved a hernia after her tram flap and I don't think it was ever totally resolved. Has anyone else here had this problem? If so how did you handle it? I am thinking I should have my primary care Dr. look at it and then see if I need to see a surgeon and get it checked out I had a ultrasound back in 2000 and cat scan which I have requested copies but would probably need to have them done again.
Thank God I did go to another surgeon several years after my intial surgery to have my tram breast "reconstructed" again and the other breast adjusted to give more of a balance and though it took two tries on both breasts they came out really good. My nipple came out good also. Now if I could only get a more normal looking tummy it would be so great.
Thanks in advance for any help, advice, suggestions.