I have been laying pretty low since last Tuesday's surgery. I had left mastectomy and tissue expander for my saline implant. I was expecting it to go pretty well, I had heard the sentinel node biopsy pain was way worse. This hit me like a mack truck! more like a team of football players carrying a mack truck!
I was in the hospital from Tuesday thru Saturday, mostly because they couldn't seem to get a handle on my pain meds. Now I am home, and today is the first day that I got out of bed without taking a percoset first. Drank a cup of coffee, sat outside to enjoy my garden for a bit and THEN went and took the percoset.
but it's an improvement.
mostly, I needed to get out of bed to wash my sheets, my manky surgical bra and the cancer quilt I had with me in the hospital...so, I have to stay out of bed until at least the washing is done!
I think the most pain that I am experiencing is from the expander, I feel like there is a full size football stuck in my chest! (all these football references...can you tell it's getting to be that time of year in my small midwest town??) But really no other way to describe it. I'm hoping that every 'expansion' will not feel this bad, that this will be the worst part and over and everything else a cake walk (preferably, with cake).
I go to see my plastic surgeon on Thursday, hopefully will take this stinky drain out and I can go about feeling a little less like quasi modo. Next week off to see the oncologist to tell me what's the haps with chemo.
so...for now, that's about all the excitement going on in my life...percoset, valium and waiting for the spin cycle to be done.
I think I will go have a brownie for breakfast/lunch
yey! cancer is fun!