Posted 12/23/2013 8:14 AM (GMT -7)
I'm not sure if it's called a JOBE bra, or a JOB bra,....
But it's exactly what you described. There's a zipper in the front up the middle, and the shoulder straps Velcro close so they're adjustable. I just keep stuffing each side with "fluffy gauze" which has been collecting the blood and fluids.
They just called to ask if I can come in an hour early because we're supposed to get hit with (......wait for it.....) another sleet and ice storm this afternoon.
I was going to say that "nothing seems to be going my way," but that's really not the truth, because the cancer is out, and with hope, he has the Path report when I see him today. I would imagine tomorrow at the latest.
They've taken very good care of me, and they've stayed in touch with me, and I've been receiving calls from social workers and BC support groups (they have a little network going, and I think it might be nice to communicate with others, to learn more about this, and to be able to share,...beyond the book and binder they gave me).
The Center has been really good at reaching out to me.
Quite sincerely, my only complaint is that even now, 6 days later, I'm still in considerable pain. Not "just an ache," and not "just pulling," but pain. I hope he sees this and is willing to prescribe something stronger, but to be honest, the impression I get is that I'm not holding out much hope.
As I mentioned, I don't think they understand how to prescribe pain medication for someone who's already taking CP meds (which, btw, strangely enough, aren't even touching this pain.....why would that be? I mean other than one is for CP and this is acute pain...Silly me still thought it would help, maybe a little). His RN asked if I could "just take more" of the pain med I had on hand. If he doesn't help me today, I will contact my prescribing physician, explain what's going on, and ask. Because this is nuts. I'm expecting him to tell me it "shouldn't be hurting" like this a week after surgery. Maybe not, but golly, it does.
I got that Texas sized bee sting thing! At first I didn't understand because the two injections (the lidocaine then the radioactive dye), did not hurt, and didn't leave a mark. Then voila, 2 days later,....there it was: Quite aptly put: My TX sized bee sting, like a welt just blooming on my breast).