my incisions look decent and i feel less vulnerable knowing things are pretty much closed up and healing. i’m less anxious in public and no longer have my fists at boob level balled up for punching.
i’m still careful when bending to get something, straight back squatting a lot to pick things up which leads to happy boobs and stronger quads.
sharp nerve pain still comes and goes, it happens mostly in the evenings. the right boob is still angrier.
still swollen a bit, mostly under the arms. it’s super awkward to try and hold 2 bags of ice under each arm pit to help with the swelling. i need to find those smaller kids ice packs to wrap in cloth napkins and stuff in the sides of my bra.
my diet has not been all over the map. i made cookies this weekend. i really shouldn’t have because i proceeded to stuff my face with them for the past 48 hours and this has started an insatiable craving for sugar in all forms. i’m not only watching my side boobs swell but my belly as well.
i need to stop the cookie madness. it only leads to cake madness.
i’ve been trying to be good about keeping up with homework but after working a full day the last thing i want to do is read about the three major series of open web joists and metal decking for structural support.
i’m still on the search for the most comfortable bra to wear during the day that provides some compression to keep the girls in place on moving trains but doesn’t dig into my incisions. Sometimes, at work, I’ll reach under my shirt and hold the bottom band away from my sore skin with one hand while i read emails. I think this discomfort could be causing the swelling. I go back to my surgeon for a follow up next week. We’ll see when I can get back to the gym, check for sensation again, especially angry right boob, and when can i start using scar tape.
i’m stil sleeping upright on the pillow fort castle. the dr. calls it the treehouse. on occasion he’ll climb up and snuggle. i miss being on the inside of the spoon.