It’s been a matter of “gently does it” when I returned home from my overnight stay in hospital after my op last week. Hospitals are so noisy, as I’m sure most of you know. And you just manage to drop off to sleep when the night nurse arrives with their little torch and implements to do the obs, several times a night. And just to keep us on our toes, our small ward of six overnight patients were awakened at 6.00am, up and dressed and moved to sit in a lounge. We whiled away the next few hours on breakfast, meeting with our respective surgeons and waiting for our partners to arrive to take us home. Our overnight beds were needed for the current day’s surgery patients.
So home I’ve been resting up, sitting in the Lazyboy chair (recliner), done a little knitting and caught up with some TV viewing which had been recorded and not yet watched. I had two episodes Dr Thorne to savour and enjoy, written by the very talented Julian Fellows of Downton Abbey fame.
With two lots of stitches from my lumpectomy I’m being careful not to to put any stress or strain on my right arm. No beating rugs outside, (have I ever?) and Robin has taken over the bed making duties in the meantime. And I found just the thing to take the pressure off my bruised and battered breast when I go to bed at night. A lovely little satin cushion to slip between my arm and breast really makes a huge difference. We called down to the local Cancer Society rooms and a couple of service organizations make and donate them for patients. Take two, I was told, as they are different thicknesses.
Satin cushions to tuck under the arm in bed.
Many, many thanks to all of you who have sent good wishes and messages of support – I truly appreciate each and every message, note, card, and phone call. And tomorrow, being Monday, I’m very gently going to get that dice out and give it a gentle roll to see which UFO I can bring out of oblivion. If I’m careful and don’t overdo things, I should be able to get a little sewing done.