Today is the fifth day. I have a tingling that comes and goes from the drainage tubes, and is slightly reminiscent of breastfeeding my children, long ago. The thought saddens me.
Five days ago I woke to a haze of pain and frustration. This was DAY surgery. I was to be sent home without pain meds – nothing but over-the-counter Tylenol. Screw that. My breasts had just been removed and I was not going home without a crutch. I left with a script for Tylenol with codeine. The realities of breast cancer were beginning.