Sep 14, 2012 - 4:48 pm
After three and a half weeks I finally got my last two tubes out today! My bi-lateral mastectomy with skin/nipple saving recon began on Aug 21st. I had four tubes put in & the first two were removed on "schedule"' about 8 days later. However, these last two just kept producing an amount above what my PS allowed before removing. Yesterday I called into the office & proudly read off my readings to their office personnel who made me an appt for today. I feel like a free woman. In only two days I can actually take a real shower again! Thats exciting!
I'm really looking forward to sleeping tonight without those tubes, but wouldn't you know it? Now I've begun having night sweats so badly (for the last four nights) that I wake up drenched & freezing at about 1:00 a.m. and have to get up to change clothes and regroup before I can even think about going back to sleep. I know that my hormone suppressing medication is probably the culprit (been on it for 3 1/2 wks now) but is there anything that can be done to help?
Any advice is welcomed. I have to start working again on Sept 25th & this is our busiest time of the year so I really can't afford to be either sleep deprived or to just go back to bed any old time I feel like it, like I've been doing off work.
I guess you have to take the good with the bad. :(