I've lived most of my life in Kentucky, and now I'm living the good life in Arizona! I'm blessed with a wonderful husband and three precious cats. I inherited my love of animals from my Mom and her twin sister. I enjoy photography, gardening, crafts, and spending time with friends!
With any surgery, infection is always a concern. My surgeon gave me these two sponge packets to use - one tonight, and one in the morning. The sponges contain Chlorhexidine Gluconate, and it is scrubbed on the surgical site for five minutes to wash the skin.
Because I have to be at the hospital at 5:30 tomorrow morning, I'll be scrubbing away bright and early! I got my instruction phone call today. Nothing after midnight - no food, water, or gum. No jewelry, no make-up, no lotion, no deodorant, no valuables. I'm gonna have good looking hair, but the rest of me will be au naturel!
I appreciate all the well wishes for tomorrow - hoping for a smooth surgery, no nausea from the anesthesia, and no complications during recovery!
A week from today is my surgery, and I'm ready for it to be over! I have my final appointment with the plastic surgeon on Thursday. I won't find out what time surgery is next Tuesday until Monday night. And while I'm in the hospital, I'm bribing the nurses and hoping they take extra good care of me.
I know I'll have to save some of this candy for my home nurse, aka Ted. He is going to be the real life saver for the next few weeks!
It's Foobruary* - the month for saying ta-ta to the Ta-Ta's!
I was excited to find a gal in the Facebook Prophylactic Mastectomy group who had her surgery last year at the Mayo Clinic. I contacted her to ask some questions, and I found out she had the same plastic surgeon I'm using! She had the direct-to-implant surgery and said it was successful with no complications.
I'm hoping for the same! Seventeen days and counting . . . . . .