Don't know if I mentioned it but I had my op in Raigmore. The staff are wonderful, couldn't be kinder, very understanding when I burst into tears, don't know why just emotions getting on top of me. Don't be afraid to ask for more pain relief if you need it. You get no points for pain. Hope all goes well for you. If you have any question you can post a message here or a pm message if you prefer
Hi Lazy Jane,
I am due to get the same op in Raigmore in a couple of weeks time and I am starting to get nervous so it is really reasurring to hear how well you have been cared for. I too have a wonderful husband helping me get through this tough time and I can't praise the staff at the Highland Breast Centre enough for the service I have received.
Good luck with your continued recovery
I had a LD flap which uses the muscle from my back, the mastectomy was done through my nipple. So I have all my breast skin. A piece of skin from my back was used to replace my nipple which wil be reconstructed later. Although I feel sore and swollen a the post op bra helps with support. My op took 8 hours so I just wanted to sleep after. I'm very happy with how it all went. Your op obviously will be different but take it easy I don't feel any where near as bad as I thought I would. Hope this helps if you want to ask any thing please do.
Good to hear you're on the way to recovery. I have put for you below the link to one of BCC's publications you might find helpful.
Well that's my operaration over and I must say although I,m a bit sore and swollen I'm feeling very well. Lucky for me I have a great husband who can not do enough for me a wonderful family, great friends and wonderful nurses and staff at Raigmore Hospital Inverness who have and are supporting all the way. With out them my worries would not have been soothed, my tears dried and my arms filled with hugs. I hope anyone who is about to go through this all the best and lots of hugs.