Martha- I had a bilat. mastectomy in March 2001 and the recovery was not that bad. I had percocet for a few days, but that made me constipated :-(... I remember my mom yelling at me because I was vacuuming about
4-5 days after surgery. The drains were the worst part, I had 4 for about
3 weeks, and they kept getting caught on the kitchen drawer knobs (OUCH). Hang in there... we are sorry you have to join this club, but we'll help out the best we can..... btw- my tumor was 4.5 cm.... very agressive, 5 nodes positive, and I'm still here, just celebrated 6 yrs.
"It's been worth everything I've been through,
To do what I do"
To Do What I Do -Alan Jackson, 2004