Dec 26, 2020 06:14PM hopeful23 wrote:
AnnC2019 - I hope the Cipro is helping. Please don’t hesitate to call your doctor. They would want to know of any changes you are experiencing so they can help you.
Stacey - thank you for sharing your reduction experience. I’m glad the reduction and lift was an easy recovery. I’m five days out from mastectomy and still having discomfort. It’s not unbearable or terrible, but it’s getting tiring and and I’m getting a little frustrated. Some of recovery has been easier than I envisioned and some has been harder. Harder trumps easier so this is just hard.
Bennette - great news that your lymph nodes are clear! I think ups and downs are certainly to be expected. I know I am having them, too. I’m trying to take one day at a time. Sometimes I’m good at that and sometimes not so much. I’ve seen a thread that might be about husbands. I’ll see if I can spot it and what it is.
Mtspacekace- you are an inspiration! I hope you are having an enjoyable evening with family 😊
Blue1002 - welcome to this thread! You ARE a strong person. You have been presented with a lot to deal with. Recovering from mastectomy is not easy. I’ve really struggled at times, and I had a unilateral mastectomy which has to be lots easier than BMX. Be patient with yourself. There will be tough days for sure. But you will get through them. Please keep us posted on how you are doing. I’m thinking of you!
After surgery, do any of you have skin pain? Like someone rubbed and rubbed your skin (but you don’t have a sore). It’s driving me a bit bonkers. Its mainly below my collarbone to my armpit. It hurts if nothing is touching it, and hurts more if something even brushes my skin. I don’t know if it’s nerve pain or the tissue expander or what. I also would like to know who invented these compression post surgicalbras. They aren’t even soft! And it’s too tight 🙁 Are you having to wear one? Any tips on making these drains more comfortable would be appreciated too! I’m kind of a mess this evening 🥴