I have breast cancer. I don't know the stage yet, I will need chemo and have had a partial radical masectomy of my right breast. I will be back in a couple of weeks to get the left one off. My doctor wouldn't do it, he wants to make sure I still want that when I have processed everything. Which I have not at this point. I don't think I will until the binding comes off and I see the scar for the first time. I was like that with my first amputation, once I saw the missing toe space, I just freaked out.
I go home tomorrow, they don't keep you around long :). I don't have incision pain but I have pain at the top of my binding. It is strange but they are willing to give me pain pills but I don't really need them, the first pain pill with a morphine kicker cut the edge off.
Of course, being in a Catholic hospital, I couldn't dodge the priest. But I explained my schism, he understood it and admitted the RC church is in crisis right now and not just their involvement in political issues. Which is good, it was nice not to be lectured on not attending Mass.