I had my surgery this Monday. It (lumpectomy/sentinel node biopsy) went well - as far as I can tell. My bp was quite high beforehand (due to anxiety), and I felt a little sick afterwards (I'm putting it down to some extra morphine I got after the general anaesthesia but it might also have been a delayed reaction to the latter).
Yesterday I felt very tired most of the day, today is a little better - but I'm still under the weather. I just went out for a very brief walk which felt good but my legs are still surprisingly weak. I guess my body is just forcing me to rest for as long as I need to. I'm also realizing how vulnerable all this has made/makes me feel.
Wishing you all much strength and a good recovery from surgery,
Results coming up this week. Can feel the nerves starting up again and the disturbed nights are setting in again.
Was so happy to think it was all gone, maybe it is, but the what if's are coming back with a vengeance!
Fingers crossed and hugs that it's straightforward news for those who are also waiting on results.
Had my surgery on Monday and a bad reaction to the morphine and a huge panic attack, meant I was kept in overnight for observation.
The relief when I was discharged Tuesday morning was quite overwhelming, never have I been so glad to be home and in my own bed!
I was a little surprised to be sent home with just my discharge letter, no pain medication. But tbh I haven't had any pain (as yet) just a little discomfort as the bruises start to show.
I started my exercises yesterday and couldn't believe how hard they were! Today I have found them much easier and have so much more movement. I am conscious that I am 'carrying' my left side as the bruising under my arm is causing some discomfort now. But I'm trying to be 'normal' even went out today, was lovely to have a gentle walk in the sun. Makes you realise how precious life really is.
My support network have been fabulous and I have cards and flowers and chocolates and dragonflies (my spirit insect!) Can't thank everyone enough for all their love and support.
Wishing all the ladies recovering from surgery all the very best for the future, you are all amazing, don't ever give up xxx