If you’re one of my kids, you can skip this if you want. Or if there are just some things you don’t need to know about me, you can skip, too! It really is a TMI post!
I’m still on the fence about my white hair — right now I think it’s kind of striking, but we’ll see as it gets longer. JP pats it and says, “Nana, it’s like you have a little lamb on your head!” 🙂
I have surgical bras which I must continue to wear 24/7 because the drainage tube is still in. The bra zips up the front and has Velcro straps to hold tube(s) so they don’t drag. More activity means more drainage, so I’m taking it easy. No gym yet, but soon, maybe next week!
My stomach is a multi-hued wonder of purples and yellows from the Lovenox injections (I’ve done 28 now before and after this surgery) which I have to continue along with the Coumadin till my INR level is at least 2. Hopefully it will be in the range when they test again tomorrow. Fingers crossed. I’m running out of unbruised places to use!
But the really fun part is that in about 3 months the plastic surgeon will do another minor surgery on my right boob to create a nipple. It somehow seems way more intimate than just talking about removing a boob. The mastectomy was performed with a horizontal incision across the breast in an elliptical shape so the nipple was part of what was discarded. I’m not sure even I want to know the details of how they recreate one, but they tell me it’s just a local anesthetic so it can’t be too bad. Then they will tatoo an areola about two weeks later and then I’ll finally be done!