Wishing you the very best for tomorrow. And here's to a speedy healing process.
I'm having the same treatment in a few weeks, so know the emotional rollercoaster you've been on.
MrsLet - I'm also sending you hugs and strength for Monday. Do ask if you have any questions.
And Pepsi - hope you are doing ok. Keep doing those arm exercises.
Not sure if you will see this before or after but wishing you a speedy recovery. I had a mastectomy and reconstruction (LD flap) 2 weeks ago today, I am recovering well and pleased so far with the results that I still have a cleavage. Your nursing team will take great care of you, take note of any advice or instructions you are given, follow the rules and you'll be amazed how quickly you recover and will then start to find your "new normal". Don't be afraid to admit any anxiety to the nurses, you will be cared for, both before and after.
It for sure is a time of anxiety but you're not alone and there are plenty of ladies here to give you support, guidance and virtual hugs if you need or want them. Enjoy your first cup of tea or coffee when you wake up, it will taste like nectar.
Keep in touch with your recovery/results.
All the best,
Hi Pepsi, I had a mastectomy with immediate reconstruction over three years ago, the build up to the op and nerves before I remember well, but it will soon be over and you will be rid of that cancer! I was sitting up by teatime having a meal. You do have to get used to moving without putting pressure on that arm, your core muscles work hard to move you around, and you have to carry 2 drains around for the first few days, but they usually give you a bag or holder to keep them in! Take it easy when you first go home as it will probably be painful to be upright for a while, you have to gradually build up standing/ walking time as it does pull on your chest a bit. But 3 years on it feels as if my “foob” is a part of me now and I no longer am aware of it all the time. (It does however always stay numb to touch), and cosmetically, even without clothes I am really pleased with the result. Good luck and hope all goes well, any questions please ask. Nic xx
Warm wishes to you. . . . I haven't had the surgery that you are having, but I remember the apprehension I had for my first experience in May - and then after all that angst, I woke up from a dream feeling well-rested, and amazed that it was all done and dusted.
We'll all be waiting for you when you come back, so safe travels and speedy recovery xx
I am sure one of the lovely ladies on here who have had the same surgery as you will be on shortly to give support to you, but in the meantime I wanted to wish you all the very best for tomorrow, you will soon be the other side of surgery enjoying a very welcome cup of tea.
Sending you lots of gentle hugs