2 + weeks post op

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Registered: 01-10-2009
2 + weeks post op
Sat, 02-28-2009 - 10:08am

I can't believe it's been over 2 weeks. I've had my highs and lows!
My hospital stay was not fun, I had a reaction to the morphine which made me
sick. I couldn't wait to get home. My drains stayed in for a week and I was
so relieved to get them out. I kept thinking that it was going to be painful to get them out and it was no problem at all. . . now the stitches were another issue. I had those removed last Thursday, I thought I had something like 7-8 stitches per side. It was 1 long stitch under each breast, the nurse had to clip and pull, clip and pull. Needless to say, it was no fun. But it's over, and I continue to feel better everyday.

I started back to work part-time but am still really tired. How long does that last? Also,
what helps with swelling or does that mean I've been up too long and just need to rest? (that's what my husband says)


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Registered: 12-20-2004
Sat, 02-28-2009 - 3:50pm

Thanks for writing. I am new to the board and it's been a ghost town around here lately!

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Registered: 11-27-2007
Sun, 03-01-2009 - 4:34pm
Sandy glad to hear from you.

Katie :)

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