Hey Kazza How did it go on Tuesday? I had my mastectomy on Wednesday today (Friday)I am sitting in the garden in the sunshine being waited on hand and foot by other half! I lost most of Wednesday as I went to theatre around 11am but was drifting in and out of sleep until 8.30pm. Because of the drips and drains I was confined to bed but as soon as they came out (I did manage to rip the drip in my hand out in the night and throw out the nasal oxygen thingy) I was up washed and dressed which made me feel so much better.It doesn't hurt that much luckily it is the dressing that is bugging me the most all that sticky stuff.The falsie is in and to be honest if you didn't know you wouldn't tell which was which. You really appreciate that there are some very kind people out there. Apart from family friends and neighbours there have been those ladies who provide the knitted knockers, mine are on order! Then at the hospital the breast care nurse came round with these lovely heart shaped quilted pillows made by a local quilting group so comfy tucked under your arm to help pad the sore bits. Then some one else who makes pretty little bags to put your drain in so it is not on display. It is just so kind of other ladies to make these things free of charge. Anyway I hope every one out there who has had their operations this week are well on their way to recovery and to those waiting to go to be honest it is not as bad as you are probably fearing. For me the worst part was having to pee in a comode!! Yuck!
You Tuesday me Wednesday! On Good Friday I definately made my mind up what I wanted to do. I walked the dog across the fields overlooking the sea in the beautiful sunshine and thought what is more inmportant. life or vanity. Being older than you it was probably alot easier but life is so much more important and that morning really brought that home. Boobs have one purpose in life to feed babies mine have done that.Ok the men in our lives might miss their playthings but sorry tough we are much more important! I had a look at the knitted knockers (what an absolutely fantastic thing the volunteers do) so maybe we should all get our men some of those as well!! I'd love to know how you get on. Keep strong.
You will find alot of lovely ladies her eto talk too and alot of support, Try not to get too scared.I know what you mean about putting on a brave face. I had a lumpectomy and lymph node removal on March 31st and about to begin chemo. To date, I havent cried and everyone keeps remarking on how calm I am, but I am churning away inside. I think because I feel well I ama ble to deal with it all, but I am sure I will be crying buckets at some point.
Take it a day at a time and try and keep busy. Good Luck xx Ruth xx