An Uncomfortable Recovery After Surgery Leads to Another Surgery

An Uncomfortable Recovery After Surgery Leads to Another Surgery
Journey_Toward_Pink_Path_Jessica_Grono After I woke up in the recovery room, I realized that my double mastectomy had been completed. I felt hazy as I became more aware of my surroundings. No nurses were near me, as they had been when my other procedures ended, and that made me anxious. I shifted in the bed and felt something wrong in my right breast area. The pain was terrible and it made my muscles move even more due to my cerebral palsy. When a nurse finally came over, I explained that I needed medicine to relax my muscles so I'd stop moving. I didn't want to cause any more damage. It felt like eternity being in recovery, but I finally was allowed to go to my room, where my husband and mother were waiting. As soon as I saw my mom, I couldn't help but cry. I felt many emotions ranging from fear, to relief the operation was over, to pain and  happiness to see my family again. Everyone huddled around trying to figure out how to help me feel better. With some combination of morphine and Valium, I could stand the pain. However, it persisted and was only on the right side. My right arm hurt very much, too, but I couldn't see it through all the blankets and bandages. I wasn't allowed to eat anything but water ice. I enjoyed lemon the best. My husband put on the Animal Planet channel and it seemed to have an "Amazing Pool" marathon all night long. To this day, I still can't watch that show. That first night in the hospital seemed to last forever. The pain returned every time the morphine subsided. The head
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