Not driving yet, but maybe end of next week. Really don't feel ready for that, however getting on really well. if you think of any other questions let me know, happy to help. I'm back to consultant at the end of the month i will let you know how I get on.
Regarding knickers - get big ones and ones with a bit of support . To be honest good fitting cotton ones are fine - it may be an idea to get a few different sizes so you have the choice and can get comfy after surgery. I got a front fasten cotton light support bra from 'anoena' - frances non wired I think. It was expensive but fantastic for night, as its comfy, then I got some sports bras from marks for the day what were much more supportive. Both my breast were taped up post surgery so I didnt have anything on them for a few days. The tape was brillant very supportive, a bit like a bra and I was able to shower in it too. I was so hot for that first 5 days take plenty of wipes and a flannel.
Some supportive tracky botton and cotton strappy tops are great to put over your tummy to keep it supported. My tummy isnt yet flat a bit swollen but this is all very normal. I came out of theatre with it flat but the brusing comes out, all very normal, just a bit frustrated about tummy - it seems to be taking its time. If you think about it they relocated my tummy button and have done a lot of tummy surgery so I think this is common.
hope this is of help - anything else I can tell you? When is your surgery date?
Just a word of encoragement re diep and wythenshawe.
I am nearly 4 weeks post bilateral mastectomy and diep reconstruction , and things are looking really good.I was diagnosed with Grade 2 breast cancer and because I had the BRAC2 Gene decided for this radical surgery. I thought the team were all amazing. As you will know this is major surgery, 11 hours in theatre for me, and I did spend a week in hospital. No complications very straightforward, looking back now I am so glad that I went down this route. It has been a trying time, very emotional a lot to get my head round but now feel very positive. Reconstruction results - so far so good. What else would you like to know? from Mum of 3 young children and getting on with life!
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