Sunday, September 16, 2007

Big Busty Girls....

...have BIG incisions! I'm very uncomfortable today and because I'm being stoic about it and not taking lots of pain meds, I'm hurting. The incision is neat and tidy. "Tidy" in relationship to incisions is a good thing. I'm pretty happy that I don't appear to have any lymphodema (swelling) of that arm, but for the rest of my life, I can not have needles or blood pressure taken in my right arm! That piece of information wasn't in anything I read before the procedure! My goal for today is to do some light housekeeping, and take a shower. Not sure if I'll be allowed to take a shower yet but it sure seems like a very appealing idea.

I am happy to report that whatever way Dr. S did the SNB, I do not, NOT have a blue breast. I've heard of some women having this for up to two years after their SNB, but I'm happy to share that aside from the incision, the removal of two lymph nodes, and a good bit of pain, I'm a normal flesh tone. I'll take all the perks I can get at this point in time.

Tomorrow is a big day because it is facing the biggest unknown for right now -- the first chemotherapy. I'm coughing a lot and getting up a lot of phlem, that I expect is related to general anesthesia. I still don't sound quite normal because of the tubes and so forth that went down my throat, but it's getting back to normal slowly.

Coughing and incisions are not a nice mix, however.

Thanks, Sissy for the book! I'm looking forward to working on it.

1 comment:

Anne said...

Good Luck Tomorrow. I'll be thinking of you. good thoughts and big prayers.