Patty and friends at the American Cancer Society Relay for Life a couple weeks ago.
Patty’s recovery from the reconstruction surgery is going well. She still has a long way to go, but overall she’s doing really well. They started adding saline to her implant last week and she’s pretty excited to have a cleavage again!
The initial recovery period from the surgery was pretty painful. She hid it pretty well from me at first, but as I’ve said in many previous posts, her eyes tell the story. She fooled me and was on the go pretty quickly. Too quickly! I should have known better. Those of you who know Patty, know that she’s hard to keep down. She wants to exercise and get back into her routine. She can’t do it! Not yet. I could see she was tiring easy and “hitting the wall” by early afternoons. So, I’ve had to put my foot down and limit her activities. She’s begrudgingly cooperating…
Up until surgery her “job” was watching our granddaughter, Avery. The doctor told us that she wouldn’t be able to watch her full time again until at least 8 weeks after surgery. She thinks it’ll take her 6 weeks, but I’m going to win this battle. She needs to take as long as she needs. Avery kept Patty pretty busy during the days, but now that Patty’s on her own, she gets pretty bored! She’s been devouring a lot of books, which she loves, but she gets frustrated that she can’t do it all right now. She’s doing so well, I just don’t want her to overdo it and, in turn, take longer for her recovery.
She has a doctor’s appointment next Monday to add more saline… a little at a time. Right now it’s all about adding the saline which in turn stretches the skin until it’s the same size etc as the other breast.
Patty’s been walking as often as possible… a couple miles at a time. She’s impatiently wanting to push the walking farther to start training for the Komen walk in November!
She needs to heal first… she has plenty of time!