Tag Archive: mastectomy

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 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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Feb 27

Checking things off the To Do List

I have been on a bit of pre-surgery rampage this week, getting things done. boring things, like work accounting, and fun things, like inappropriate knitting (see previous post). I have also decided to pamper myself and have booked  a massage a hair cut a chiro adjustment Now, correct me if I am wrong, but I …

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Feb 27

a like-minded fighter

Someone else threw a good-bye party for her boob. and I like her term Cancer-monkey. I say I have ‘Cancer-Brain’ right now.

Feb 01

Things I learned today

from now on, kleenex and Xanax in my pockets at all times I will need to get over my hatred of anything with buttons because apparently I will be unable to stick my arms into a t-shirt for a good 3 weeks post-surgery (do they make t-shirts with buttons all the way down the front?) …

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