Rest, rest and more rest
You would think after having major surgery all I would be doing is lounging around the house with fuzzy slippers on (which is probably what I should have be doing) but instead we’ve had a few people visit , gone back into the city for a doctor’s appointment and have spent lots of time playing outdoors, which means I haven’t been giving myself too much time to heal (how’s that for a run on sentence)!
So this morning I put on those fuzzy slippers and after taking my meds have comfortably plopped my butt down on the couch, where I hope it will stay for the rest of the day. I’ve got all the things that require a relaxing day – babysitter for Maya, cup of coffee, glass of water, cell phone, laptop and my recent read, Such a Pretty Fat by Jen Lancaster, a laugh-out-loud memoir about dieting.
I’m feeling good after surgery, although still pretty soar. I had double mastectomy/tissue expander surgery. The tissue expanders are like temporary implants, but quite small. Each week (starting next Tuesday) I will have the expanders filled with saline, slowly enlarging them. This should take approximately 6 to 8 weeks to end up with the size I want. Then, after giving your body a rest for an additional 8 weeks, I’ll have a second surgery where they will take the expanders out and put in the breast implants. For right now, the expanders make me feel like I’m wearing a bra five times too small – not all too comfortable, but something I can manage.
I’ll be spending a bit more time on the computer this morning, maybe take a little nap (my painkiller sometimes makes me sleepy) and will get back to reading my book. Hope that you all have a relaxing day too!