I had my fourth tissue expansion this week and it hit me pretty hard for a few days. It was the first tissue expansion since being able to lift my arms above my shoulders. So, right after being filled with 100 CCs of saline I lifted up my arms to pull on my bra and I felt a sharp pain in my muscles. Afterwards, I took painkillers which helped with the pain. So I spent time with my friend at home, she brought me lunch, and we watched some trashy TV. I felt good until the painkillers wore off and then I felt pretty weak.
I think I did too much – I have to remember that even walking the dog can be too much after an expansion. I feel much better now though. Luckily, I probably only have one more expansion or maybe even none at all. I’ll find that out on Monday so I’ll keep everyone posted!