I went with resignation to my LAVH and BSO on the 22nd January. I'd had a mastectomy in September 2002 followed by Chemo and Radiation and Tamoxifen. Things progressed Ok with all that. Change of meds to Arimidex and a few months later spotting. I'm post menapausal so dah?
So a D and C later with the removal of some spectacular polyps everyone cheery as whatever!
Just before Xmas my Gynae phoned me about the report of a 2nd Histopathologist. Her response when I saw her was the same as mine. Let's just say it was a 4 letter word beginning with F.
Operation went well. Histology so far found another polyp. Blimey where do they come from? Waiting to see if a second opinion might be a good idea!
It's now 2 1/2 weeks since surgery. I can wake in the morning feeling fine. I potter around getting myself breakfast (the kind you can take back to bed). I check emails and start a load of washing and then Oh my gawd It's the dreaded sore/achey crutch yet again!
My Gynae told me at a 2 week checkup that one wouldn't normally need to be on painkillers at this stage.
4 and 3 days earlier I'd had discussions with the nurse who relayed all to the Gynae about the pain I was still feeling. The nurses response was that I had gone off the painkillers too early. Eventually the Gynae prescribed a stronger dose of painkiller/anti inflammatory.
So imagine my surprise when I got the response I did at the checkup.
Am I a wuzz, a junkie? I don't think so.
I've had 3 lots of surgery since November. I've had the mastectomy which took me right to the bone and then a tidy up (not reconstruction) a bit later. I think my pain threshhold is pretty high. As I said to my Gynae ever since I was 12 I've had massively painful periods, losing buckets of blood each month. I was having Iron shots by the time I was 15 (right in the middle of exams I might add).
So what's with the pain? Is it the way I'm sitting or the way I'm holding my mouth?
I wanna get on with life. I've got an ESOL course to go to (missed one session).
I'm going to treat myself to a badly needed hair cut this morning. It's only up the road but I think I'd rather try to drive than walk it. I've got to be driving to get to my course so I've got to start somewhere.
Oh and I forgot the belly that feels as tight as a drum across the bikini line and then progresses to that full achey 'pregnant' feeling