I have seroma
After a lot of discussion my surgeon and I decided to stitch up the hole and see if it heals as he does not think I am infected and there is not any sign of seroma anymore. I have until Sunday to do lots of healing and if there is no significant change or my swab results come back that I have an infection, I have to have my implant out for 3 months. So I'm really hoping for once something will go right!
Thank you everyone for all your support, you're all great!
My surgeon also decided to stitch the hole up yesterday as i was showing no more sign of seroma. So im praying at the moment it all heals and i dont weep anymore as I will have to have my implant out on sunday for 3 months ...
Its such a stressful time , I cant explain how fed up and stressed I am at the thought of having this impalnt removed so I wish you well and hope you heal nicely in the next few days.
I have just Pm you
sooo glad you put a post up!.... i was thnking of you this am and was wondering how you had got on...
sooo glad you didnt have to get your implant taken out! ill be keeping my fingers crossed for you...xxx
Yeah I'm so glad,
Just have to wait and see what happens now but its been ok so far
I've been looking out for an update from you. Hopefully that will do the trick and you'll start to heal up between now and Sunday and there's no infection.
I have never wanted something more!
I really hope my body heals it up. I really couldn't handle having one breast for three months.
Hopefully that re-stitching it does the job for you!
Get plenty rest!
good luck with everything sweetie.x
Best of luck for tomorrow, i'll be keeping everything crossed for you xxx
Oh poor you! Just want to wish you the very best of luch for tomorrow. Please let us know how you get on, we'll all be thinking about you.
Speedy recovery huni
Thank you everyone!
I will let you know what is happening when I can.
Thank you for all the support
So sorry to hear your problems, I had my BA on 25 August, so only just before you and I know how I'd feel if it was happening to me. Can't offer you any advise but good luck for tomorrow, and hope you'll be able to keep your implant. At least HMG are stepping up to the plate and sorting you out, Dr Frati sounds like he knows what he's doing and he'll do what's best for you.
All the best
Seroma is the liquid that is formed after an operation.
The liquid mixes with blood and fills the space around the implant.
He did right draining the area. Seroma is usually cleared up by draining and compression.
If the liquid is not drained then it can build up and cause infection.
If you have an infection then the area would look red and you should have flu like symptoms such as temperature, fatigue, muscles ache, hot and cold sweats?
Removing the implant is not the first choice for anyone but if you do have an infection then this would be the quickest way to help you heal. As antibiotics work in tissue infection- not so much when there is a foreign object/implant there.
He could give you a operation, take the implant out and rinse it. Put it back in and Rinse you and put drains in so that you can under go vigourous rinsing. And of course re-stitch the are.
Good Luck xx
I read that some infections don't always have the symptoms, have they tried putting u on IV antibiotics? you know the ones where liquid goes through the venflon(inserted in ur arm/hand )straight into ur veins? This is meant to be much more effective as it works automatically. They usually put you on this for 72 hours whilst in hospital until the infection clears(hopefully). They should also take a swab to find out if you have an infection or not so they know the necessary action to take. xx
They haven't suggested using IV anti-biotic I thought they might but they haven't.
I'll just have to wait and see whats in store for me tomorrow.
He did a swab but it takes 3 days for results I think he said?
Yeah hun mine also took 3 days to come, i would ask them about the IV antibiotics. They could do the job xx
Yeah I knew all of this.
I don't have any symptoms of an infection. My surgeon said it could be a superficial infection though.
I hope this will be the case. I would prefer drains for however long, then having to have the implant removed.
This is all VERY worrying for me and not a nice experience at all...
oh hun....... dont really know what to say!.... it must be awful for you, ill be keeping everything crossed fot you! poor thing..... xxx
Thank you everyone
Everyone is being so nice and encouraging.
I just hope I get to keep my implant.
Well on the up side its winter soon so it'll be easier to cover up!