Not too bad here thanks lovely! My dressings fell off after I showered this morning so I had a little moment of mild trauma over how the scars look, but feeling better already after some company and a cuppa.
How's everyone else doing? Nice to have some cooler temperature finally!
So glad to hear that your bleeding is slowing down/stopping.
I did'nt have bleeding but I have extensive bruising that is just showing up 4 days later. But my body is healing; we are all healing aren't we? Mind and body together.
Caroline I'm sorry to hear you are having problems, I didn't have any bleeding afterwards but I'm sure its not unusual and they will get it sorted for you, anaesthetic can make you feel pretty grotty for a few days and we all react differently to it, personally it makes me feel real sick.
Be sure to mention everything to your BCN but hopefully you will be feeling much better within a few Days Xxx
Hi fellow Jo 👋 it must have been a long night listening to three baby's being born but yes lovely to hear the end product! 👶🏼 Currently listening to my 9 month old granddaughter yelling upstairs... sleep over at Nanna and grandads tonight ...she's normally out like a light but the force is strong this evening! 🙉🙉
Hope you are recovering well and now have the other drain out by now Xx
Wow... Ice_cc, this must be tough for you. So sorry you are going through this. But they will figure it out, hang in there.
After my last op I kept bleeding, they made me clamp a pad over the wound, and every time I let go the front of my gown was soaked. In the end they put another stitch in, which sorted it. But I ended up spending two nights in hospital because it took so long for a doctor to come and deal with it.
Oh my lord I'd have to discharge myself if I was anywhere near a labour ward!! I have a massive phobia about the whole birth process even though I've done it twice 😱👶🏼👶🏼😱 Can't even see adverts for One born every minute without breaking out in a cold sweat! I'm utterly traumatised almost 30 years on still 🙈🙈
Good to hear your op is done and dusted and you are feeling ok, recovery is pretty quick from a lumpectomy and although you have drains things should settle down soon. Wishing you all the best and hope you get some sleep! Xx Jo
I hope your MRI goes well (the process is nothing to worry about, and I'll keep my fingers crossed that the results are as good as they can be!).
I was referred to the fertitlity clinic the day after I found out I had cancer, and they plan to cram in a cycle of ovarian stimulation and embryo freezing after my op and before I start any other treatment. I think this threw me more than the cancer diagnosis to be honest... I'd never really thought about children but all of a sudden it seemed like an important thing to consider. It's a lot to take in and deal with on top of everything else. I really hope there will be an option for you if you want it xx
I'm a little worried about the op, and more specifically the after effects. I do a lot of rock climbing and other exercise and I suspect this will put me out of action for quite a while 😞
Now just have to hope the lymph nodes are clear and the lump isn't bigger than the ultasound suggested.
Hope you're managing to enjoy the summer anyway? 🙂
Hi Maggie, I'm sorry you find yourself here but a warm welcome all the same 😊
Lumpectomy surgery is pretty straight forward and you are usually home the same day, it's not overly painful as Ann says and controllable with just paracetamol, I had no problems with recovery and was feeling pretty good an back to driving after 10 days and work after 14.
Its a really stressful time in the weeks following diagnosis so give yourself time to absorb the news and don't expect too much from your self,it's normal to be fearful and anxious and even damn right angry that this is happening to you but this settles down once treatment gets under way.
We are always here to lend an ear and offer support and advice so you are not alone Xx Jo