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day 2 in the one boob household

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Re: day 2 in the one boob household

Being up and about is a good thing but pushing yourself too far isn't. Everyone is different , please listen to your own body when it tells you what it can and can't manage. Don't compare yourself negatively with other people- it's a hard enough haul without loading that on yourself.
All the best for your recovery.

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You're not a fraud, you've had major life saving surgery as my surgeon keeps telling me!

You get used to one boob after a while. Look up knitted knockers online. X
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I had a haematoma post mastectomy which didn't get big enough to go back to theatre thankfully. My blood pressure came up quickly back to normal but I was dizzy when I got up first time so please take it gently. I had spectacular bruises all over me which spread over the unoperated side so my remaining boob was black and blue which gave me a fright but this is normal.  Do take it easy and don't feel a fraud. It is a lot to cope with so be kind to yourself xx NHS staff are brilliant!

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Sweet dreams to you too. Hope you get a good night's rest (I know what hospitals are like for noises in the night) and that you'll feel even brighter tomorrow.

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Glad things are moving in the right direction for you.

Sweet dreams and ood luck

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day 2 in the one boob household

Finally feel bright enough to post yesterday was op day when I said goodbye to Dennis the menace aka that lump. Unfortunately my body hadn't read my notes on recon being deferred and tried to grow a new boob (haematoma) so have felt a bit knocked foe 6. For anyone else that this might happen to its more painful than you think but wonderful when sorted. So nothing to be scared of - says she who cried from the moment I was wheeled back into theatre to the time I came back on the ward.
Now just need my blood pressure to come up from 70/54.... but it will.
The hardest part is learning the word steady and ro call the nurses.
I still feel fraudulent as the ward I'm on has some very sick ladies and I "should" be up and about. But the lesson I'm learning will stand me in good stead going forward.
And I am so proud of our NHS and our amazing staff... not that they'll read this but you all rock.
Sweet dreams to anyone on this journey alongside me. Xx