Hi ya - this is good to read, knowing others have the same issues. I had a second lumpectomy on Tuesday this week, so second general anaesthetic since middle of December. This time it was much better than the last - felt so sick and blood pressure which is naturally high, went really low after the op and I had to stay in. I didn't really get up much for a week after that.
This time I chatted with the Anaesthetist and they altered the 'cocktail', giving me more anti-sickness and less Morphine in it. What a difference. No sickness at all. However it still took me a long time to come around from it (first down to theatre, last to come round in the ward lol!) and since I came home that night my routine is eat, take tablets, sleep, repeat. Very tired. But I know by the middle of next week, I shouldn't be as tired.
So hearing people say it can take up to 2 weeks is quite reassuring 🙂 Hope you feel bit better soon xxx
I came round from surgery feel very sick, they were shoving anti-sickness pills in my top and bottom lip as I was waking up. I was sick twice through the night. I then slept the whole day in hospital and the next day, I came home and slept on the sofa for 2 more days. I managed to get up and potter around and then would have to go back to sleep again.
It did get better after a while, but I still need to rest a lot more and I am 4 weeks post op.
Thanks, everyone, for all the replies. You mentioned seeing the nurse for dressings a week after the operation. My next appointment is 2 weeks 5 days after the operation, to see the consultant again. When should stitches come out, or dressings be changed? I think they said leave everything in place for 2 weeks.
I had surgery 8 days ago and am still tired all the time. I saw the BCN yesterday for my dressings and when I mentioned this she said can go on for 2/3 weeks, so don't worry. I find a day when I think I am ok and the next day can sleep all day! I am sure this will soon sort itself out.
I had the same procedure, 3 days ago, I've been assured by medical friends, that it is normal to feel sleepy for a few days, after surgery.
keep in touch, as it's a bit of a journey ahead for us now.
Hi, I'm wondering if this is normal.
I had a lumpectomy & sentinel node removal two days ago. I'd never had a general anaestetic before and felt really bad afterwards, like being on the verge of a sick migraine. It went on for hours, and I was given two different anti-sickness things which didn't help at all. In the end I threw up and after that started to feel much better, could eat and was discharged.
The next day I slept a lot: I got up but would fall asleep. Today I felt a bit brighter, but I fell asleep in the armchair at about 5pm, so my husband encouraged me to go to bed, but I couldn't sleep and I feel a bit nauseous again.
I don't know what's normal after surgery: is this OK? How long does it go on for?