Hi Magsv like reddi i was in at 7.30 and first on the list. I felt great afterwards but then I was full of morphine! My surgeon told me i would stay in one or two nights. I stayed for 2, i felt happier that i was being checked regularly, went home Sunday, late morning. I wouldn't worry about less staff being on, i am sure you will be well cared for. All the best.x
@Magsv As a point of reference, I had a 7:30am report time to hospital, and was the first patient rolled into my theatre, some time shortly after 9am. I woke up in recovery a little after 1pm -- and I had a WLE on the left breast and a mastectomy with immediate (implant) reconstruction on the right breast. They wanted me in overnight for observation and IV antibiotics -- but that might be because of the reconstruction, specifically. They discharged me at 4pm the next day, and they seemed eager to get me out earlier, if possible, but I had to wait for my blood test results and for the pharmacy to deliver my discharge meds.
Wishing you all the best for Friday and you have a speedy recovery, it must be a relief knowing you do not need a drain. Keeping my fingers crossed for your results on the 7th.
I have recovered well and went back to work today, I'm self employed in retail so I can still take it easy in a way. I get my results New years Eve !!
Thoughts are with everyone else in this thread and really hope you are all doing well and are able to have a lovely Christmas xxxx
So I finally decided today on what surgery I'm having on Friday! Decided on a WLE with reconstruction on advice of surgeon (and BCN). Should just be in for the day and no drain :-) Find out the results on 7 Jan - really hope I don't need more chemo - i'm on a trial and it is a possibility!!!
Hope everyone who's had surgery is recovering well and not in too much discomfort.
Hello Crochet - so pleased that you have had your op. Hope you are no longer feeling post-op like
Fortunately I am not joinging this thread in my own right as my 2nd re-excision worked! so moving to radio and hormone therapy. Great start to Christmas.
Best wishes to all who have had or will be having surgery this month
Great news you are home Reddi, wishing you a speedy recoveryxxx
Thank you everyone for your support and advice through these rollercoaster of emotions. xxx
Thank you for all advice on what to take i did take a dressing gown and slippers which i was thankfull for as i had to walk down 2 flights of stairs and a very long corridor do get my wire inserted before op. I am well stocked up on crop top bra's on the advice of my 72 year old mother who had breast cancer 2 years ago, they are brilliant especially for sleeping.
The op went well and was home by tea time, recovering well. I was surprised the nurse gave me codiene and paracetamol and told me to take 2 of both 3 times a day....in relation to everyone elses ops mine was wle and have coped with just paracetamol so far.
Have a 2 maybe 3 week wait for results now due to christmas & new year...trying to concentrate on christmas now and not results as it's my daughters 30th birthday on christmas eve as well
MrsG1962 thank you and my thoughts are with you and your recovery. x
Essexgirly2 sending you big hugs, keep strong and talk lots you will get through this xxx
Reddi hope you are home now and sleeping better and healing xxx
Willowherb thoughts are with you and yor treatment and thankyou for your advice xxx
Just wanted to pop on from May thread and wish you all a good recovery, for those who’ve had ops and for those who are waiting. Good to see you are through the other side of surgery Reddi.
hugs to all
Good morning Reddi, sorry to hear you had such a disturbed night. Must admit I didn’t sleep that first night as it seemed every two seconds the nurses were checking something or I was taking more tablets. Hopefully you’ll be home soon.
im off to see the BCN again today, my named nurse is at a wedding so seeing one of the others - I didn’t think there was anyone left in Dorset who hadn’t seen my boobs but it seems there is afterall.
Essex Grilie hope you’re feeling a bit better, the farting for England comment did make me laugh. The amount of gas I suspect they used to get my drains in that could have been me 😊.
Crochet addict hope you’re doing ok today, onwards and upwards
have the best day you can possibly have ladies, stay strong xx Melanie