I have spent the majority of the morning speaking with a retired nurse across the road who I know had a mastectomy. Another wonderful person.
She had her surgery in 1978, and in those days, you were kept in for at least 10 days. She was out in 6 after the Consultant got fed up with her demanding to go home. I would normally have been sent home the same day, but they have decided to keep me in overnight.
We talked about everything, during and after, and I feel even more relieved and confident that everything is going to be just fine.
I’ve had a letter today from a Macmillan Clinical Psychologist. I am somewhat confused as I was waiting for a pre-op assessment which would be held in a different part of the hospital and only on a Friday. I’ve left a message on the ansaphone as I’m unsure as to what this is about, though I will keep the appointment anyway.
I’ve already had a call about reconstruction and making an appointment with the plastic surgeon in Bristol. That offer I have declined as I’ve decided against it anyway.
All in all though, I am feeling pretty good…….. scratch that……….. very good in myself.
Darts tonight, so I shall be letting the team know that I’ll be away for a couple of weeks for surgery. They knew I’d been called back so this will be the first time I’ve seen them since my diagnosis.
Meanwhile, MSM is arranging furniture and bedrooms with the help of another mutual friend to accommodate us.
Thank you everyone