Mastectomy Hospital Stay Time

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Postby Janine » Sun Feb 18, 2007 12:49 pm

Kj, me too! It's unbelievable that they can go home so soon.

I had quite a bit of pain after my mastectomy. It really hurt to move and I don't think anyone believed me. But when the drains came out, all the pain disappeared. It was such a relief. Must have been pressing on a nerve or something.

Wonder how Maggie is ...
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Postby Kj » Sun Feb 18, 2007 11:46 am

i had my surgery at night and i woke up the next day walked to the loo and threw up from the morphine there is no way i couldve gone home..
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Postby yowyow » Sun Feb 18, 2007 10:35 am

Jezza I was reading that yesterday and was left thinking about it for hours. I remember having my husband take
me to the loo early the following morning, he had to follw me wheeling my morphine machine, my IV wheelie, whilst I carried my 2 drains. How could you go home same day I just dont get it over there.

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Postby jezza » Sat Feb 17, 2007 7:20 pm

OMG...The latest one on this thread is from a lady who had a bi-lateral mast. In at 8am..home in her own bed by 5!!!!

Better woman than I am!

I'm sure I wouldn't have coped with that.

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DRIVE THROUGH!!

Postby jezza » Sat Feb 17, 2007 4:44 pm

There is actually a thread about drive through mastectomies on Active Topics on breastcancer.org at the moment. Talking about mastectomies same day release etc

Interesting reading but I just can't imagine it myself.

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Postby outbackgirl » Sat Feb 17, 2007 3:36 pm

Thats great GG!

Hope maggie is doing ok.

Post soon maggie

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Postby yowyow » Fri Feb 16, 2007 8:43 am

GG, Thats funny, after all stress, operations etc we have to go through, in the end its
the MEN we still have to worry about!!

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Postby gallopinggranny » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:01 pm

For Maggie - i hope your guardian angel is on duty and looking after you. I know how you feel, my best wishes and prayers with you.
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Postby gallopinggranny » Thu Feb 15, 2007 11:00 pm

I have a funny 'drain' story to share with you. My husband freaks out at anything medical, dental or invasive in any way. My surgeon allowed me to stay in hospital until my drains came out so we wouldn't have to be fixing a cracked skull or concusion on my husband fainting in the bathroom at the site of drains hooked up to the shower taps. Wasn't she considerate?
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Postby Kj » Wed Feb 14, 2007 10:08 pm

hey maggie sending much love and good vibes too you xxxx
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Postby Janine » Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:03 pm

All the best Maggie.

Will be really looking forward to hearing from you afterwards.

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Postby yowyow » Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:58 pm

Maggie Just wanted to say there is also a post under general discussion with well wishes for you

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Postby maggie1956 » Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:49 pm

Hi

This is my last post before my op. Thankyou everyone for all your kind words of support.

I hope to post asap ( after all I only need one finger to type.)

Thanks again and kind regards

Maggie

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Postby Janette » Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:22 pm

Hi Maggie,
I hope your mastectomy goes very well. I'm sure it will. It's not as bad as I thought it would be, and most of my discomfort came from the expanders I had inserted.

I wish you a speedy recovery.
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Postby Amazonwoman » Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:20 pm

Hi Maggie

I had my op done at SJOG Subi, so don't know much about Royal Perth. I'm sure everything will go well for you.

The support group is at the BCF headquarters. When you start feeling better pm me and maybe we can arange for you to come to one. I'm sure you will enjoy it. We had a lady there a few weeks ago who had her mastectomy the day before! She was doing really well but brought her hubbie with her in case she wanted to leave early. She stayed the full two hours though. Fantastic.

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