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4littlecherubs
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The worst bit is trying to get comfy in bed....im a little stiff in the mornings from laying in the same position all night! Would love to snuggle down on my tummy :-/ xx
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4littlecherubs
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I know kate, I have 4 children and was dreading my op mainly because of them! I was given pain killers to bring home but havnt needed to take any, I know we all recover differently but I think you will be suprised....I also expected lots of pain but im very comfortable and able to manage all the exercises ive been given by physio.
Good luck xx
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Kander
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Thanks for the reply. I guess i was expecting excruciating pain but to hear it's not quite that bad is good news. My biggest fear in all this is not being able to care for my girls. 

 

k

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4littlecherubs
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Hi kate,
I had a mastectomy yesterday and I feel fine, mine was a single masectomy tho. I had my op at 9am and was home last night, my drain came out today and I can move my arm quite freely tho it obv does feel a little stiff. I was given an information leaflet and it say you can drive after 2 weeks so I think recovery is a lot quicker than we think. My consultant said its not as bad as we think it is going to be because there is only tissue....no muscle. I wouldnt lift my little boy as I am today but I have had him lifted on to my knee for cuddles xx
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Kander
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Mastectomy.. What should I expect>

I'm due to have a mastectomy soon and I'm nervous (obviously). I know what to expect to the point of having my breast tissue removed and replaced with a "tissue filler", but what should I expect recovery wise. What will the pain be like and how will it affect my day to day activities. I don't mean like running off to play tennis but I have 3 girls (under the age of 6.. 1 a 21 week old baby). How long will I not be able to hold my child properly for??

 

Lots of questions and worries are starting to creep in, I know I can speak with my Macmillan nurse but If anyone could give me a bit of insight I'd be happier and ready when it comes to booby off day!

 

Thanks in advance

Kate

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