Hi everyone! I know it has been a while since I last posted. Again just enjoying my nights with Emelia and Larry! But here are some updates on whats been going on.. and how I have been feeling!
For the weeks and days leading to my Mastectomy in December I was a mess. Mostly scared and sadden to lose a part of me. Wondering how I would change.. if I could still be me. As with most struggles... the weeks before and the anticipation are always worse than the actual event and the days after. A few things helped me get threw it. A couple of weeks before the surgery I had a Bye Bye Boobie party! Lots of friends, drinks, food and fun! Great time and really helped me relax before the big day.
The surgery was fine.. I was asleep! Since I did not do reconstruction that day and my lymph nodes were removed previously, it wasn't as bad as I expected. I was even able to go home that afternoon! Of course I got sick.. I always do. But by later that night I was fine.
The hardest part of the next few days was not being able to lift Emelia. I could physically.. but I wasn't supposed to because I had a drain in and they didn't want fluid to build up in my chest wall. Recovery wasn't too bad. The drain was in for 3 weeks. Since it was over Christmas, the holiday and company helped distract me.