Pre-op Bilateral Prophylactic Mastectomy

Stress?!

The rains have finally started..much needed.  The weather has called for it all week but instead just heat and sun.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the nice weather but once in a while a good rain is needed!

I have begun to shift into preparation mode.  Went shopping bought some “recuperation outfits”.  A “mom” robe I have termed it because it looks way too much like what my mother worn for years.  It has a big zipper in the front and short sleeve so easy access.  Do what you have to do I guess.  Also bought some men’s tank tops…read on someone’s blog that post mastectomy  that they were easy to get into and pin the drains to.  I guess we should stop here for a moment for the mental image of that outfit….yikes!

As we get closer, people who know what is happening want to talk to me about the surgery. I on the other hand do not want to discuss it.  I am not sure why…I am solid in my decision and it is always on my mind but I just do not want to talk about it!  I am sure that I come across as short or rude which is not intended.  I don’t know, guess it is my thing.

Tomorrow night is date night.  Should be fun.  Going to a restaurant that we have never been to..highly rated.  It will be good to get away for a few hours!  Been a long few weeks…not sleeping well, mind racing.  I am SOOOO ready to be through the surgery!

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “Stress?!”

  1. The anticipation has to be the worst. Just a tip on attire from my end, a few old sturdy button down shirts worked well for me post op to hold the pins for the drains. For a few days there even lifting the arms for a tank would’ve been dicey. Probably not what you want to hear, but just a thought to keep in mind. Hang in there. I found the anticipation way worse than the recovery!

  2. I agree with the comment above. I bought tank tops expecting I could wear them, but couldn’t raise my arms enough to get them on until probably week 2 or 3. I used a lot of button down shirts and also zippered sweatshirts. I also just stayed in my bathrobe a lot of the time and made it easy for me. I turned my bathrobe inside out and used the out turned pockets to hold my abdominal drains. Safety pins work great for the inside, but my drains for my flaps were taken out the day I was discharged from the hospital.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s