Monday, January 30, 2012

Day 7 after the mastectomy

Well, the drains got yanked out today. It hurt like the dickens but oh so comfortable now that I don't have them hanging on me. I asked why one side has a huge dimple in it and was told that is is a dissoluble stitch to keep the implant in place. If it doesn't go away in a few weeks then the doctor will go in and take it out.
Right now I'm feeling down for a few reasons one is the way it looks, if I had know that this is how it would look with my body I would not have done reconstruction. The other major reason I'm down is that I was told today that I not be able to pick up my baby for 4 to 6 weeks, which means he will need to be in someone elses care during that time. I miss holding him and rocking him to sleep oh so much. It will all be worth it in the end but it really hurts, emotionally, right now.


  1. Sending love your way! You are amazing!

  2. Hi Amy!!! You look great!! I am going to call you tonight after I leave the office! I can see the glue in the photos. Very interesting. Did the doctor say how long it will take for swelling to subside? When I read breast surgery forums, a lot of people said it took them 6 - 9 months, and that is for walk-in-the-park augmentation! You are tough!! Talk soon, Me.

  3. You are Super Tough for documenting them yanking the drains out. And you look good, your color is looking better and better. Get better soon!

  4. Amy,
    If you are continuing on or reducing your painkillers, that could account for some of your down feeling ...

    Also, let's just say I understand how you feel! I also have bruising, puckering and assymetry. You are brave to post your photos and blog about your feelings. It helped me realize I am not alone.

    Amy R.


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