Time will tell Jill! Not long to wait lol.
I'll enjoy my last supper tomorrow, that's for sure 😉 I think I might take mum with me to enjoy a big fry up (I don't see hospital bringing round too many of those lol)
I was in a different hospital back in June and I hoovered their food 🙂 could eat the lot LOL, so I'm hoping it's similar here. I know the anaesthetic made me crave different food, mainly startburst and curry chips so I've the starburst also ready to go and the family prepared to bring me in a curry (terrible!!)
I have my front fastening bras and button up summer nighties (been told the room is warm!!) all ready to go.
I have lots of movies and programmes on my ipad ready to go as well.
7 days is a loooong time, but in the grand scheme of things, it's nothing when you consider the work they are doing. I'll be using the opportunity to rest up as much as possible. Always people coming in and out. I found the days flew in in hospital the last time. I'm more worried about being hungry lol!
hi Sammy, hi Jill
Thank you ladies x
I've been told I'll be in around 7 days but come prepared. I had thought of shirt and leggings with an oversized cardigan and boots on my feet and I'm hoping this will be sufficient. 🙂
What did you guys wear coming out of hospital after mastectomy?
It's winter, currently -3 degrees outside and the last I was in hospital, i threw on a maxi dress and walked out, stooped over and sore.
any thoughts? suggestions?
I had an ovarian cyst removed through a laparotomy in June this year and will have mx and DIEP flap reconstruction on 14th December. I hope yours has gone well! x
I am 2weeks post mastectomy but only single left side.
I too bad a c section and would say recovery time is kinda in a par.
Hi, I hope your op went well and you're now home and reasonably comfortable. I was lucky - although I had wide spread high grade DCIS it hadn't moved out of the breast or ducts so in the end I didn't need any further treatment after surgery. It takes quite a while for the implant side to feel normal - I remember it was tight and heavy at first and generally just felt odd, but gradually I had short spells of forgetting it was there which slowly became the norm. i very rarely notice it now (18 months on).
Re the worry about the other side - I do get that, the genetic condition I have means there is a more than 50% chance of the cancer coming back (I hadn't been diagnosed when I had my mx but the docs did think there was something underlying going on) - I am still considering a mx on the other side but at the moment am just wanting to get on with life and trying to put the 'what ifs' to the back of my mind, backed up with annual mamo's.
Hope youre getting plenty of help and support from family and friends x
Hi, just in case you didn't get any replies from the surgery section, I may be able to help. I haven't had a C section but did have major abdominal surgery early last year, then a mx with immediate implant a few months later - the mx was much quicker to recover from though I did avoid doing anything other than very light stuff on that side for about 3-4 weeks - obviously you need to let everything heal and restrengthen where the muscle has been lifted and reattached. I also considered a double mx at the time (underlying genetic issues) and was glad I only went ahead with one as it did mean I had one 'good' hand in the immediate aftermath.
Hope that helps a bit, let me know if you have any other questions. Liz x