Surgery for mastectomy done; me home

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by MidwestMom, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    I am shocked by how good I feel. I think it helps that I had a local for the pain and no pain pills because I do so poorly on narcotics so I'm wide awake and using Tylenol along with Napraoxen. To be honest, I'm already up and around and using my arm.

    I do not feel like I had surgery at all. I know I made the right decision for me. I already have a little boob where the plastic surgeon slipped something inside of me that will have to be expanded. I do have a drain and that is the only mild pain in the neck.

    All in all, this was a good thing for me to do. No more worrying about breast cancer and mammos and I have contemplated this surgery for years. Only reason I didn't do it sooner is because they never used to do it unless you actually had cancer. Now they are doing many preventative mastectomies.

    My pain level on a scale of 1-10 (as they asked me) is 0 right now!!! When the Tylenol wears off it may go to a 1 or 2. Anyone who has thought about is nothing to be afraid of. And I get a new set of boobs!!! LOL!
  2. Origami

    Origami Active Member

    What a relief for you to have the surgery over with, and terrific news that you're feeling so good! And congrats on the new set of boobs!:laugh:
  3. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    LOL, Orgami. Thank you so much, hon. I've wanted to have this for years because I'm afraid something would pop up in other boob. As for the new set of girls, they won't be finished for a while. I really don't care that much about them, but I don't want my chest to be uneven. The other mastectomy was eighteen yeas ago and I had to wear a prosthetic bra. Now hopefully I can toss those in the trash. Much thanks for your good wishes. I hope things are going well for you.
  4. Lil

    Lil Well-Known Member

    Make sure they're nice and perky. :uphere: LOL I never thought I'd use that emoticon.

    I'm so very glad you are feeling great! But don't overdo! Take it easy and recover fully before you get too ambitious.

  5. Calamity Jane

    Calamity Jane Well-Known Member

    I'm so happy to hear it went so well, and that you're feeling so great! All that worry is in the rear-view mirror; say bye-bye! Rest up, and feel even better soon!
  6. Tanya M

    Tanya M Living with an attitude of gratitude Staff Member

    I was wondering the other day when your surgery was. I'm glad that it went well and you are home. You sound like you are doing great!!
    Peace of mind is so important, I am very happy for you.
    Sending you a very gentle hug!
    Take care of yourself and don't overdo.
  7. TerryJ2

    TerryJ2 Well-Known Member

    Congrats! So glad it's over.
    You do sound "up." :)
    But don't overdo it. Words of wisdom--I had dental surgery Monday. Had one meeting yesterday, then home to bed. Today, unpacked 3 big cartons of dishes from Cousin P, looked up info on eBay. Now I'm dizzy. :(
    Just plan to take naps for a couple of wks, okay?
  8. cubsgirl

    cubsgirl Well-Known Member

    I'm so glad that surgery is behind you and that you are feeling so well. A 0 for pain - awesome!
  9. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Thanks!!! Just checking in. I'd give the pain a 1 1/2 now because i've been using the arm do much, but that's not bad and I have to rest it, I guess. All in all, it was very easy!!!
  10. Scent of Cedar *

    Scent of Cedar * Well-Known Member

    Oh, good for you! I am happy you are home, safe and sound.

    We have missed you.


  11. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Cedar!!!!!:likeit:
  12. Estherfromjerusalem

    Estherfromjerusalem Well-Known Member

    Look after yourself, and don't overdo it! I'm happy to hear it all went so smoothly.

    Love, Esther
  13. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Glad the surgery went well and that you're feeling good!
  14. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Glad you are feeling so well! Now, don't over do it!!!!!

  15. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Don't overdo it MWM! You'll likely be quite sore over the next few days, and overdoing it will make the initial swelling/bruising from the surgery worse.

    Follow the surgeon's instructions regarding using the arm, etc. to the letter.

    I'm glad you came through OK, If I could, I'd send you a couple of kitties, one very large and one very petite to cuddle. (they are both on the %#(%9# list right now.)
  16. recoveringenabler

    recoveringenabler Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Glad you're back, welcome home. Happy you are pain free and that it is now over.........hugs to you.....:love_heart:
  17. SomewhereOutThere

    SomewhereOutThere Well-Known Member

  18. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Glad you are home and feeling well!
  19. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I hope you will be well, MWM. You are so very brave.:plus:
  20. tishthedish

    tishthedish Active Member

    I seldom make my way out of the Parent Emeritus forum, but stumbled upon this. Bless you and know that kind healing thoughts are headed your way. xoxo