Monthly Archive: March 2013

Mar 20

24 hours and one home-care assistant later

So we called in the professionals. My husband called a couple of places and we found one that could send someone this morning at 8 am. A home-care specialist, not quite a nurse, but knew exactely what to do with the drains and the gauze and the polysporin, even had her own little trick to make …

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Mar 19

That did not go well

saw the plastic surgeon this morning. was REALLY hoping he would take the drains out, at least 2 of them. I’ve heard every story: some had all drains removed the first week, some 2, some none. I thought I was doing so well, draining so little, I was totally going to be one of the …

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Mar 18

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betype: This is the second minimalist poster to promote the campaign to help my mother fight against cancer. (See the first poster) You can help us here: betype.co/cancer And you can read more here: http://betype.co/post/44989956807/betype-against-cancer You can view all the related post about this campaign here: Type Against Cancer, some other people are contributing to the …

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Mar 18

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I can embroider

Mar 18

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I can embroider!

Mar 17

bits and pieces

some ladies who had this surgery told me they slept in their own bed, propped up on pillows…. how???? I can sleep in the recliner, because getting in and out is a straight-ahead procedure, but anything at all involving turning above the waist it NOT possible. how could I get out of bed? I am …

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Mar 16

things are looking up

I slept in the recliner in the den. it wasn’t quite as good as the fancy hospital bed, but it didn’t spring a leak in the middle of the night! I got a decent night of sleep, not fabulous, but much better than I had expected. The few women who had talked to me about …

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Mar 15

Why would I lie about a deflating matress?

Came out of surgery fine. Sore and in pain but fine. Spent quite a few hours in recovery room because my regular baseline blood pressure is low, combined with anesthetic and pain-meds and it was very low. But eventually I made it back to my room, where I enjoyed a great visit with My Girls: …

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Mar 14

last minute inappropriate thought

guess there is no point to wear a bra tomorrow morning! see you post boobies-removal!

Mar 13

home stretch

at this time tomorrow, I will be on the operating room table, mid-reconstruction, according to the schedule. I’m ok. Lots of people asking me if I am nervous or anxious. Yes, I am. But I am also glad it’s almost ‘over’, this part at least, and I can finally move on and start recovering. I …

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