Day 2 post op
Saw the nurse today. Looking good he says.
my friend Nadia stopped by to help me clean my drains the first time so it seems I know what I’m doing. Everyone is taking good care of me.feeling all the love. And some pressure too. And some pain too.
im not making too much fluid so high hopes a drain comes out Monday. My gosh am I drowsy though.
my little guy couldn’t stay away, He had the most wonderful evening with his best friend but today he missed me so much he was in tears. He wants to take care of me which is lovely. the younger one is having the time of her life. Last night she slept over at her pseudo sisters house, and they’ve been doing drawing tutorial. today she has headed over to see and spend the night with her buddy andrew, and tomorrow they both visit two other friends their age.
so nice we can finally feel
safe doing this, as all the parents are double vaccinated and half the kids have their first dose.
gratitude is through the roof. Pain is not through the roof thank you to diazepam, hydromorphone, Tylenol, advil, antibiotics and brownies.
The World Wide Web says this is how I recover.
Right after the surgery, you will probably feel weak, and you may feel sore for 2 to 3 days. You may feel pulling or stretching near or under your arm. You may also have itching, tingling, and throbbing in the area. This will get better in a few days.
You will likely have several drains near your incision. These help with healing. The drains will be removed when the fluid buildup slows. Drains are usually removed in the first few weeks after surgery.
You may be able to go back to your normal routine or return to work in several weeks, but it may take longer. How long it takes you to recover will depend on the type of surgery you had. It also depends on whether you had breast reconstruction at the same time, or if you need other treatment. Your doctor or nurse will be able to give you an idea of what you can expect.
Avoid repeated motions with your affected arm, such as weed pulling, window cleaning, or vacuuming, for 6 months.
Avoid lifting anything over 4.5 to 7 kilograms for 4 to 6 weeks. This may include a child, grocery bags, a heavy briefcase or backpack, cat litter or dog food bags, or a vacuum cleaner.
Ask your doctor when you can drive again.
Miss y’a mom. Wish you went boobless 13 years ago and we’re here. Xo