This is my third big one, with a minor one in between. They don't seem to keep you in for very long at all these days - I am not sure if that is just the NHS in general or if it is because of the type of surgery I have had. They are eager to get you up and walking, as soon as you can do that without being too dizzy, you get to go home. I prefer to go home quickly though, for one beacause I unfortunately smoke but mainly because I just don't feel that I can 'heal' lying in a hospital bed. I just like to shut down for a bit to let my body get to work on healing what it needs to and I like to do that in my own environment, mind over matter. Make sense? Still I get district nurse visits three times a day for four more days and then I have to go back for a check up.
My mom had breast cancer last year and she had surgery to remove the lump and they only kept her in for 24 hours, I was really shocked at that because she was 64 at the time and also has MS, so she didn't look great or feel great, and I felt that the anaestethic hit her hard, but they still sent her home. I think you take longer to heal as you get older. I think she went back pretty sharpish for the start of the chemo though.
I met someone the other day that said that hypnosis can get rid of all habits and illnesses - even cancer. I found it a little upsetting to think that someone would promote curing something as threatening as cancer in this way - has anyone ever heard of such a thing? Or tried it? I thouht i might try it for the smoking, but now I am not so sure with these 'cancer' claims.
Well, I feel quite cheery today, must be the meds, hope it lasts and that you are all doing well.