It’s been just over a month since I had my mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery. I am able to get up out of bed more easily. I can make myself small meals like fried eggs and toast. I am still not supposed to do heavy lifting (Like getting the huge spaghetti sauce pot from the bottom cabinet, etc.)
I’ve started doing the arm exercises, but of course the first day I overdid it and was in pain all night. I sometimes forget I am 50-something and not 20-something, and that I can’t do things at full force.
The stitches across my belly (that’s where they took the material to construct a new breast) are still itchy at times. But it’s a whole lot better than it was the first few days after surgery, when I was in agony and pushing the morphine button as often as possible.
I have been on OxyContin since I left the hospital. I have been cutting back, and alternating with Advil (which is actually my favorite pain killer.). Today I didn’t take any Oxy at all. I miss my brain too much, and I am hoping for its soon return.
I knew I had a problem when I could not remember the words for “coffee cup”. That downright scared me. I was sitting there with my husband asking, ” where’s my thingy.”
Yes, folks, this is my brain on drugs, and it’s not pretty.
Yesterday Mr porter drove me to the drug store to pick up some supplies, you know bandages, shampoo and such. Today he took me to church, and although I sat through some parts that I was supposed to stand up, I was good to be out in public.
I tend to be a hermit and I do like staying home reading, surfing the interwebz and watching movies, but eventually I have to get myself back into the “real world”
Im sorry if there are some typos. I am using my nieces iPad, and I’m still not used to it. Also, well, ya know, my brain has not fully returned.
Also, somehow I have lost the “save draft button” so I don’t know…..
I hope to be able to drive myself to the doctor on Wednesday.
Thursday is a pivotal day, as I should get the results from the test on the cancerous tumor, and find out what kind of chemo they are recommending.
I am not going to attempt to add any pics today because I am afraid I will lose all my words.
Happy Sunday everyone.
thanks for reading.