hi to anyone due to have this op
i had mine yesterday. Got there for 7:30 am. Changed into gown, dressing gown nd slippers. Had bp nd temp done met consultant, anaesthetist. Had breast marked up then radioactive injection (to help them find nodes during op- negates the need for the blue dye).
Then the wait to go. There were 4 of us for the same op so we pulled up chairs nd sat and chatted.
I went for op at 1:30. Woke up in resus then taken back to room (no bed in room just a chair)5:00pm. Bp and temp. Cup of tea nd toast. Approx hr later told could go home.
I have no pain ( I am taking 2 paracetamol 4hrly). I slept well last night. I can move arm freely etc and had no problems getting dressed or moving around.
I am waiting now for the district nurse coming to check me over. At the moment there is no bruising and very little swelling.
All the staff were brilliant I can not fault them.
If you too are to have this op I can honestly say it was no where near as bad as I had built it up in my mind. As always it is the waiting that is the worst.
Good luck to those due to have this and try not to worry