Tuesday, January 10, 2012


Recovery hurts a tad more than I had anticipated.

I have been on strict orders to stay off my feet as much as possible for the two weeks following surgery.
I have been doing as little as possible and am still draining like a stuck pig.
I will go back to Dr. Migs on Friday to see if some (or all three) of my drains can be removed.

My 24-hour drain output has to be under 30 at the time of removal. I'm not even close to that yet. I'm hoping something drastically changes in the next two days so I'm not stuck with these things any longer than I need to be.

Until the drains are removed, I can't shower. I have taken shallow baths since the surgery, but I still look pretty rough. A shower is desperately needed.

Along with a King sized bed in my room, I also have a chaise lounge, and now, a huge Lazy Boy recliner.
I "bed hop" within my room most of the night. It's next to impossible to find a good position that I can stay in for more than a couple hours.

I just have to stay hopeful that I will be less uncomfortable once these drains come out.

My expander/boobs still look about the same as the last time I posted. Still not much for bruising or shifting.


  1. Sorry you are not feeling well. We will pray for you to stop leaking like a stuck pig. :) even at your weakest, you are still stronger than most people I know!!

    Lots of love,

  2. Hang in there girlfriend. This too shall pass and will be a distant memory.
    I hope your drains come out as soon as you originally expected. XOXO

  3. I found your blog through a mutual friend. I had a double mastectomy on May 25, 2011 at the age of 35. I know exactly how you are feeling right now....the first couple weeks are ROUGH but I promise you it gets better especially when the drains come out. Hang in there. You are so strong. And just so you know I finished chemo on October 12th and was still bald on Halloween....now I have so much hair it is CRAZY. I even had my eyebrows waxed today. ;) -Erica