When my surgery was originally scheduled, I was told that the typical recovery time was six weeks. I think the expectation was that I’d spend those six weeks healing and resting. Well, within a week of the surgery I actually felt pretty good; and it started to become clear that actually I’d be using these… Continue reading Happy Fourth of July!
AND I showered!!! Wahoo!!! Save
My recovery continues. They say that the pain peaks around day 3 after surgery; by then the block has worn off, and the healing has only just begun. I am still trying to figure out the right combo of pain meds; so far the negative side effects are outweighing the pain. Honestly the pain is… Continue reading Angry Boob
This morning I was awakened as expected by a visit from Dr. FixIt. He confirmed that everything went well. They were even able to fill the breast expander a little bit, so Righty is not totally flat. The big news is that the sentinel lymph node biopsy came back negative – woohoo!!! He would like… Continue reading Home Sweet Home
Ok not quite at midnight, more like 3:15am, a beeper started going off that woke me: the IV saline bag was empty. The nurse came and we took care of that, as well as drains, potty time, medication, etc. Now I’m bored so I thought I’d harass you all with a late night blog post.… Continue reading Midnight posting
Ok here I am with a detailed post all about today’s surgery. This morning, after checking in at the hospital, they injected some radioactive dye into Righty. Speaking of which, I have confirmed my identity and said “yup, it’s the RIGHT breast” about 20 times today – just in case! Anyway… After the injection (and… Continue reading Room with a view
Can’t convince them to put gin & tonic in the IV…