Getting Double Mastectomy in 11 Days, Any Advice ?
Diagnosed with bilateral IDC 10 days ago. Multiple tumors are located back towards the chest wall. At least one of them is HER2 positive. Double mastectomy is scheduled for 10/27/20. I opted for no reconstruction. I know basically what is involved in the surgery. I know that I'll go home with 2 drains. I also know that everyone has a slightly different experience, but would love to hear from people who have been through the process. Particularly how long it took to be able to move around, take a walk, drive etc. I live alone and am staying with my parents after surgery. I do love my parents and am grateful for their help, but I want to be back in my own home as soon as possible. I'm a bit of a hermit and value my alone time. Just feeling a bit anxious about being around others 24/7 and possibly getting cranky and obnoxious. I don't want to be that way, but I know how I feel whenever I'm stressed and can't get off by myself for a bit to calm down.