I'm told the recovery process is way easier for the exchange to implant surgery than it was for mastectomy. Any advice going into it? What is a realistic view of downtime/when to be able to lift over 5 lbs, etc.?
Thanks in advance!
I agree. It was a piece of cake compared to other surgeries.
This is so interesting. No t-rex arms? It seeems to vary a lot based on surgeon. I want to be cautious not to do too much too soon. I do have a toddler- he wont like momma not carrying him!
The exchange surgery was indeed much easier for me. Barely any pain. I think I had lifting and exertion restrictions for about a month.
The exchange surgery is much easier. I would definitely reach out to your surgeon/nurse and ask about post op precautuons. Mine only had limitations for 2 weeks.