Friday, August 20, 2010
first week down and I'm completely bushed...
but it is a good kind of tired; at least for now. Chemo number 5 up next Friday so I better enjoy the "good" time I have left cause then another week of the chemo ickies is in store.
Speaking of a "good time", got my packet of info concerning my surgery from the plastic surgeon. I remember reading through something similar when I had my reduction done 9 years ago...this is gonna be fun. Ha! Two weeks before the surgery I have to start squirting an antibiotic ointment up my nose twice a day and I have to start taking Cipro (antibiotic) twice a day. Then the night before and the morning of surgery I have to scrub head to toe with an antibiotic body wash (and man that stuff stinks). The Cipro will continue for two weeks after the surgery among other prescriptions I'm sure. The bruising will be significant, the incisions are gonna hurt like hell and I'll be in a sports bra for months. The only thing that will be significantly different for me this time is that I will have drains for 10 days; I didn't have those with the reduction so that shall be interesting. Because of the drains I *have* to be out of school for 10 days. I plan on taking an entire two weeks off from school, then hopefully I can return after that. We'll see. I know it's all necessary but damn I'm gonna be sore for quite a while. *sigh* I'll do what I need to do in order to heal and not make anything worse but I don't want to be gone for too long.