Dec 19, 2020 08:17PM mtspacekace wrote:
We just finally made it home! I had my BMX with expanders yesterday about 11am. I was out of surgery and in my room at 4:30. I had wonderful nurses and pain was managed well through the night. I slept well, considering the nurse coming in for vitals and meds through the night. I had nausea when I tried to eat after surgery, and again this morning with breakfast. Because I couldn’t keep food down, I didn’t get discharged this morning like was originally planned. (I’m pretty sure the nausea was from the anesthesia, I’ve never been under for that long, I have issues with motion sickness, and my dad has issues like this with anesthesia...) I got some zofran and kept lunch down and was finally discharged about 3 this afternoon. The 2 hour car ride was ok, I highly recommend a mastectomy pillow with the arm cut outs to hug on the car ride. I also had 2 lanyards to hook my drains too, then they are out of the way and I’m not worrying about them dropping. Once home, I was able to eat some dinner, and sitting in my recliner with my mastectomy pillow. I wish I would have taken that into the hospital. It helps with the pain quite a bit. I am taking extra strength Tylenol and little 5mg oxy, and it’s handling the pain well as long as I keep up on it.
Lots of thoughts and prayers to all you other ladies getting ready for surgeries. It wasn’t as bad as I thought. Pain isn’t as bad as I thought, and my expanders are quite nice. They were able to fill to about 400cc.