My recovery has not been quite as smooth as I had hoped. Apparently, the cavity for my implant was a little too large, so during surgery the surgeon had to stitch up my muscle to make the cavity tighter so the implant would stay in place. I guess he told me this while I was in recovery, but I have no recollection of the conversation. Good thing Tom was there. I’m glad he did it as I’d hate to wake up one morning with my implant under my arm. That would awkward…
The pain hasn’t been horrendous and I only took Tylenol to help, but the first two days were a bit more uncomfortable that I had anticipated. Friday morning the pain was significantly better and I was able to do a few things around the house and even make dinner. I’m still taking Tylenol because, well, why not? Why feel pain if I don’t have to.
I’ll be honest, I’m more irritated by the ridiculous amount of tape that goes down almost to my waist holding the drain in than I am by the pain. The surgeon must have been thinking, “Let’s make this drain as uncomfortable as possible by adding a whole roll of tape to her side and under her arm.” Gah!! Having the tape removed will be far more uncomfortable than pulling the drain out at my appointment on Tuesday.
This coming week I have my follow up appointment with the surgeon on Tuesday and then a pre-op appointment on Thursday with my OB for my next surgery. On to the next!!