Post-op 1 and a little reality…
Well, good news is that my incisions are healing quickly and the bruising is rapidly dispersing. Most of the sutures came out and now I’m just taping myself back together in a few spots.
Although we aren’t at the end of the road, we are on the downhill side and what I am looking at is my new reality. I’ll be honest, a large part of me wishes I’d have left well enough alone and just adjusted to the mastectomy scars.
For all those (mostly guy friends – but a few ladies too) who have images of surgically enhanced breasts from the magazines and movies, Continue reading
Day 296: Good news, bad news, the night nurse…
Well, I guess I will start with the night nurse. Let’s just say I couldn’t wait for shift change in the morning. So, something new this time was incredible itching from the narcotics… or the generic hibiclense that was made by Clorox (seemed like a bad idea when I picked it up from the pharmacy)… no matter what the cause, I was itching like crazy and this started about the time of shift change. The IV Benadryl seemed to take care of it pretty quickly but I knew Continue reading
Day 295: What a difference a day makes….
Well, part two of reconstruction took place. Mom, sis, brother-in-law and I took off for the hospital around 4:15 am, traffic in the Puget Sound should not have been bad that time of day, but it was raining… I know, that should not matter here, but if you live here, you know it does.
We got there in plenty of time (10 minutes) and whose idea was it to have the hangry patient drive anyway? Checked in, went through the Continue reading
Day 132: Post-op 1… and a little good news…
Well, I am still rocking this sexy little number and I am a bit on the sore side. Doc knew what she was doing with her prescriptions. I am thankful!
Post operatively things actually look really good, surprisingly so. She followed the Continue reading
Day 124: Pre-op…
WOW – That was fast. Sitting with the office nurse prior to meeting with the doc I find myself thinking about how I am about to have a foreign object inserted into my body. This is an odd concept for someone who has had very few medical procedures. We reviewed pre-op and post-op instructions – the usual stuff, stop Continue reading