I appreciate all the emails, tweets, etc. I've been receiving. Honestly, this will be my most boring post EVAH!
I am doing better. The recovery itself has not been bad. Getting kicked in the ass with a bad anesthesia reaction is what has made this into an ordeal. It's like a bad week with the stomach flu, but throw in some physical pain along with it. Getting sick so often has caused a ton of extra bleeding and bruising and my doc tells me it will slow my recovery down by at least a week.
I appreciate all the suggestions on anti-nausea meds. I had a patch on prior to surgery and the doctors have given me every medication available. Nothing has worked for me. But, I think (?) the worst of the stomach stuff is now behind me.
The good news … I'm now able to eat a bite or two of mild food. (Saltine crackers – ooh baby!) The better news – when I manage to get some food down I can then take a pain pill which helps with the surgery discomfort. The pain has not been too bad and I can handle it without any pain meds, but getting a little relief now and again helps my mental outlook tremendously.
Speaking of mental outlook … I weighed myself. Why did I weigh myself? I figured with a couple pounds of breast tissue cut off and the fact I haven't eaten since last Sunday, I probably lost a lot of weight. All that puking must be good for something. Wouldn't you think? But no, my weight is UP five pounds. If anyone can explain that to me, you're welcome to try.
My big goal right now is just to make it through the next ten days. I know I'll feel so much better physically once I hit the two week post-surgery point. Right now it's hard for me to imagine getting through two graduation ceremonies next week. (PR and RC graduate on the same day.) Hopefully, I'll be much better by then. I'm definitely stressing the most about those graduations and having to entertain my in-laws when they fly in for them.
(My in-laws don't know I just went through surgery and I'd rather not tell them. However, right now I'm so weak from not eating that it's a major effort to get up and walk to the bathroom. I need to be a whole lot better a week from now.)
The reduction itself has been very low pain compared to what I've been through the past few years. I'd be fine and doing great if I hadn't had the adverse anesthesia reaction.
On a positive note, the doc removed the drains from each breast and I didn't pass out when he did it. Having those gone is a huge bonus. I also am finally able to shower which makes me feel human again. The stitches are starting to itch which is driving me crazy. On the other hand, I finally got a glimpse of my new boobs and even bruised … they're fabulous!
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