Here I am, a bit sore but hale and hearty! I went down to surgery at 3.30 on Friday afternoon and woke up in Recovery at 5.30. Was sent to the ward, woke at 7.30, again at 9.30 ready to phone round! Where is my bag and phone? Oh dear this is G1 and bags went to ESA! So did my salad, fruit and coffee! Nice nurse made me a cup of tea and toast (no food since 7.30 AM!) finally got bags but never got my food until I was on the way home on Sat AM. I was up at 6AM, dressed by 8 and phoning for the TAXI by 9.30. I now have to wear glam anti embolism stockings for 6 weeks. In my rush to get home I forgot them so rang the chemist to buy some! They cost £8 each! And would not be available for at least a week so my sister took me back to the hospital to colect the ones I forgot!
My arm is quite mobile so I should be driving again by tomorrow. I have one boob covered in pink rubber waterproof - a sort of half madonna bra without the sexy overtones. It may be waterproof on the outside but I sweat so much that it is coming off so I have stuck it down with elastoplast for my shower today.
I cooked dinner for my sister and her husband last night and the only ill effect from the op seems to be a runny nose and the sneezes which I attribute to the overnight oxygen tubes, and the need to call the nurse every two hours in the night to disconnect the massage tubes on my legs so I could get to the loo.
Just in case I have picked up a cold I went to bed last night with a tot of rum, a spoonful of honey and the juice of half a lemon in hot water with my paracetemol for the discomfort and slept like a baby!
After the last three years this is a mere bagatelle! The radio therapy won't start until the end of February!
Good luck to you all!