I haven’t posted in a few days because I have nothing really to tell you about. I have this week off, my doctor is on vacation. It’s hard because I have to see a plastic surgeon, and they are only in the office 2 days a week, Monday and Friday, the other days are operating days. See, the breast surgeon only removed the breast tissue, the reconstructions are only done by plastic surgeons and they manage all of your drains/scars/expansions/medical management. Sure, I could have seen one of the other two doctors in the office, but I am comfortable with Dr. Greaney. That is important to me. So I opted for the double pump. Whew, a double fill next week, should be an interesting week. I have been getting my resources page ready, I just want to make sure it is correct and legit before I post it.
I have been trying to get some things done around the house. It takes me a while and I have to take breaks, but I feel productive. I’m still not able to drive so I am home bound. Erin got me the first three seasons of Dexter to watch while recovering and I’m not gonna lie, I get sucked into them. I really need to take down the Christmas decorations… Cant do anything about the tree, a little over my lifting limit.
I have been having some trouble with muscle spasms. My entire lat is now in the base of my breast, but they still function like they would if they were in their proper position. I think I may have already told you this. When they cramp up, it’s like my boobs turn to rocks. It sucks when it happens in the grocery store when you are with your dad and you have to go stand in the corner and work the knot out under your coat. People must think I’m nuts/ creepy. They gave me Valium for this, but it messes with my head. Hopefully on Monday I can talk about trying something different. It hasn’t been as bad today, not sure why, maybe I didn’t do as much reaching above my head.
Sleeping is a bit difficult as well. Gravity isn’t really your friend. You can lay on your back, there is no flopping of anything, but I think my muscles work so hard to keep the expanders in place that I usually wake up sore. It’s easier to lay at a 45 degree angle, but to prop yourself up like that hurts my lower back. Last night I just said screw it and went down and slept on the recliner. I am a side sleeper and sleeping at 45 degrees on your side isn’t very comfy. The breast side you lay on feels uncomfortable and the opposite breast is fighting gravity. I just roll up a hand towel or wash cloth and place it between my breasts, or hug a body pillow. That’s the best I can do.
And there are the dogs. Vee is doing great! Poor Lola. Her ears are still hurting her. The she has itched them so much that the tips of her ears have scabs on them, but dogs ears are so pliable that when she shakes her head, they crack and bleed. I was walking down the stairs to the basement the other day and there was blood splatter all over the lower wall. It looked like Dexter in my house! Poor baby….Eric is taking them to the vet tomorrow so maybe I will be able to tag along and get out of the house!