Day before bilateral mastectomy

I’m still struggling to come to terms with tomorrow’s surgery, it’s a good job I’m an active person because I’ve stayed really busy today just to take my mind away from my anxious thoughts.

In a way I’ll be glad when it’s all over then I’ll have to face up to it and come to terms with it.

I had never really considered just how womanly boobs made me feel, not sure if that would make sense to anyone else but it does to me…..in my little bubble

Anonymous
  • Wishing you all the best for tomorrow

  • Thank you so much, do you have any advice or top tips? I hope you are getting on ok with any treatment or surgery too

  • Hi Blingbabe, just wanted to wish you all the best and hope that it goes really well. My tip would be just what you are doing - tire yourself out and if you can fit in sometime outside somewhere nice and green I'd go for it. Tomorrow, take something to read, just in case you aren't first person on their list, ask as many questions as you need or none at all, whatever feels right. My surgery was just a lumpectomy but everyone was super nice, and the anesthetist team were really friendly and helpful. They used a different type of aesthetic because I had been sick after a previous operation, and it worked brilliantly. Almost impossible, but try not to anticipate and just go with the flow for a few days. My mother had a mastectomy and I remember she said that the anticipation was far scarier than the reality. Good luck, its a rubbish situation but you are doing great...   

  • Good luck!  I think afterwards is a good target to focus on.  Wish you all the best and please let us know how you are getting on as soon as you feel able to.  Green heart

  • Great tips thank you, I have been out in the garden as well, not relaxing but painting a planter which was quite therapeutic anyway.