Unbelieveable! Your story sounds near exactly like mine, DCIS Stage II, 14 nodes removed, 4 positive, though mine happened in 2002.
My incision site from the Tram Flap reconstruction has opened up, not once, not twice but three times now, in the last 9 years or so. While under initial chemo, I became diabetic, so I attributed the open, non-healing wound to the diabetes - and I did not want to hear it from my doctors, so I covered it up, applied 1st aid antibiotic creams and watched what I ate. By some miracle, it did close - but then opened up again a few years later. This time, I went to the plastic surgeon that did the Tram Flap reconstruction.
Same story as yours, Jenny. Last year, they debrided the wound, removing scar tissue, fat necrosis and any part of the Marlex mesh that was affected by the MRSA (which they tell me was "community born" - in other words, I introduced the infection, myself). The incision healed well, with the aid of a wound vac (read as torture device).
I would like to know how Jenny has done since, because less than a year went by and I again noticed my wound was going to open up again. So again, I went to the plastic surgeon before it opened. I do wish he had taken a sample of the fluid that I knew was going to be eventually seeping from through this "bubble", soon. To late, it opened up before he could attend to it. Plastic surgeon plans to clean the wound out - at their own surgical center. Praying there is not need for a wound vac. :(
Member - GMA, I have written down the websites for the information on the sutures. I hope that I can still access the article. I had feared that the mesh used in the procedure was a problem, as we are hearing so much about on TV (law offices looking for patients willing to sue someone).