Nov 13, 2009 - 4:37 pm
I'm scheduled for a bilateral mastectomy w/o reconstruction on 12/1 and have a couple of questions.
I live alone and have no family (or none that are able/willing to help), so was wondering how difficult it is to manage emptying the drains, etc. I believe that I will have a visiting nurse for at least a few days after I get home.
I work full time and didn't take time off for my first surgery (lumpectomy) or during the 12 weeks of chemo. How much time do you think that I need to request off? I have a sedentary desk job.
Thanks for any suggestions that you can offer! Jane