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Feb 27, 2018 03:58AM
Hi Blue, and all you wonderful women.
It's 3:00 in the morning my time, and still wide awake. I had my exchange surgery, and the right breast lifted. Oughhhhh😂😂😂. Bye bye expander, thank god!!!!! The silicone implant feels better, but I'm sore. The right breast, where I had the lift hurts like hell. Especially the nipple. My PS had to cut on my breast, and some of the nipple. Well, I wanted the right breast to match as much as possible to the left. The PS told me I would have more pain on that breast. Boy, she sure wasn't lying!!!!!! It's worse. My anesthesia still hasn't worn off. It will take two days. I'm just now feeling a little coherent. I'm taking Vicadin, and it only takes the edge off, not the pain. I'm not a fan of pain medicine. Hope to be off in a few days. Can't take the ambien while on it. Need to get off it anyway, but addicted to it. Sighhhh.
I've been catching up reading your Ladies posts. Blue, my eyes got wide reading about nobody on your medical team telling you NOT to use your mascectomy arm for blood pressure readings👀👀👀👀👀👀. What the hell? Sorry about that. That was one of the first things I was told, even before my mascetomy. If my wrong arm is used to get my blood pressure, it's my fault because I'm always running my mouth to the nurses, and get distracted. 🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️🤦♀️ By the way, how are you feeling? It is sooo true, crying is the best medicine. I cry a lot!!! I have a history of depression. Always feel better after a good cry, if that makes sense. Blue, I think I mentioned how much my daughter and I love animals. However, she is more obsessive. She's an only child, and her pets since she was a baby are also her security.
We have two cats, had fish, now hamsters in our small two bedroom apartment. I swear she is asking for another cat, a puppy, more rodents(which I call hamsters), and a rabbit. She's a great kid, but lord have mercy. I told her when she gets out of college, and on her own, she can get a farm, and have any animal she wants. If I tell her you have one, she would probaly try to leave here, and find you!!!!! Lol.
I'm curious ladies, have any of you had, or have lymphodema? I always thought if one gets it, it would be immediately after surgery. Well, today, I was told lymphodema could come at anytime, years later. Is this true? It's a stupid question, but how?
Great picture. Thanks for sharing more indepth info about what tears do. It makes sense. I always learn so much on this thread.
I'm so sorry about your husband. How long were you married, if it's ok to ask? I've heard, and read BC can be rough for a husband, and of course family in general. I'm divorced(which I regret everyday). My ex is a great man. Also, a very devout Catholic.🙂 I know you have great memories. My father passed 8 years ago at 65. He and my mom were married 46 years. She still misses him everyday. So do I. I read that you love gardening. I love flowers. Friends that I have tell me gardening is also therapeutic for them. Do you grow spices, or vegetables?
Well, now it's 4:00 am. Maybe I can go to sleep. Still very tired from my surgery yesterday. Hope all of you have a good day.
2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
2/15/2017, IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH)
3/29/2017 Lymph node removal: Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left
4/21/2017 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
7/16/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall