I’m glad everything went alright for you I suffer with copd diabetes and am overweight I smoke as well which isn’t good. I haven’t really thought of having no breast which is weird I think it’s the anisthetic that is constantly on my mind I’ve had it before and it took a long time to come round. One minute I think I will be okay then next minute I think I won’t. Just reading what you put has made me feel a bit better thank you x
I had a general anaesthetic on Tuesday, the anaesthetist and her helper were both lovely and made me feel at ease. I am 61, obese and have arthritis, asthma and fibromyalgia so not the easiest patient to put to sleep but the last thing I remember is sitting up (back rest on bed up) breathing in through a mask (oxygen), some slight dizzyness/spinning from what they gave intravenously and then 3 hours later I woke up in recovery feeling a bit woozy but guy with me was adorable (like a teddy bear!). After about 30 minutes (I think) I was wheeled up to the ward and managed to slide over to my bed. An hour later I walked to the loo for a pee (nurse with me to the loo but left me for privacy). Later on and overnight I slept on and off, body did feel strange but I was drugged up on codeine and whatever they gave me in my veins. I had a lovely cup of tea at 1am along with my co-patient who also had a mastectomy. Staff on ward were all angels. I went home on Wednesday.
I was anxious and scared too, but today I am glad it's done and the breast with it's nasty contents removed. Now recuperation and tackle the next course of treatment they have planned for me.