Recovery time-line after bilateral mastectomy and NO recon?
Hi everyone -
I'm going in for a bilateral mastectomy this Friday, and I'm wondering what to expect as far as recovery is concerned. Most of what I've read has been about recovery after mastectomy AND reconstruction, but I'm opting out of recon. I imagine my recovery will be easier, but how much so? They said I should expect to be in the hospital for at least two days, and after that I'll be staying with my parents. I know they're capable and willing to do whatever I need, but I'd really like to be able to prepare them for what's coming! Obviously, I know everyone's different and no two recoveries are the same, but can anyone who has been through it tell me what their recovery time-line was like?