I did in the beginning - I think mostly because I felt so tight and was afraid to pull my shoulders back. I had reconstruction at the time of my bilateral mastectomy so that could have had something to do with me feeling so tight. Hope everything goes great for you.
Anjanette - please check in with your surgeon like Sharon said. I had a bilateral mastectomy and didn't have dizziness. Could it be from pain meds? Just to be safe get it checked out. Blessings and hugs to you. Let us know how you are doing.
I laid on my bed with a bed wedge for about 5 weeks. I then very carefully tried to lay on my back for a few minutes to get used to the position. It took about another 2 weeks before I felt comfortable laying on my back to sleep. Let your body and your instinct help guide you.
I'd say as soon as you're comfortable. My husband put a recliner in our bedroom which was nice for resting or watching TV but I slept on my back (and side as soon as I could) in our bed from the day I came home from the hospital.
To be more specific... my nipple, areola and surrounding tissue died. So my cosmetic surgeon had to cut it all out and sew me back up. He deflated by expander by 200cc before doing this. My drains looked fabulous which is why they were removed. I'm just wondering how much swelling would be cause...
To be more specific... my nipple, areola and surrounding tissue died. So my cosmetic surgeon had to cut it all out and sew me back up. He deflated by expander by 200cc before doing this. My drains looked fabulous which is why they were removed. I'm just wondering how much swelling would be cause for alarm? I'm concerned about fluid build up.
After my double mastectomy and drains were removed, I had fluid build up in one of my breast. Doctor removed fluid by using a needle to extract it. The needle looks like the kind of needle they use to extract blood for blood tests. Best my sister, Roxann
Mom will be coming over from Canada end of August so things that I can have sent there are OK too but wondering what is available locally here. I am due some vouchers from work too so wonder if M&S, Debenhams, or
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