Hi there! My best friend was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and she will be having a double masectomy this Monday. I am flying home to be with her, and I have no idea what to expect as to how she will be feeling post surgery. I think I would feel more confident and comfortable about hanging out with her and helping her after the surgery if I knew how other people tend to feel, emotionally and physically, after this intense experience. If anyone would care to share their experience with me, I would be so grateful! Were you exhausted, in pain? Were you relieved to have the surgery over? Worried about recovery? Were there things that friends and family did for you that you especially appreciated or that drove you nuts? She has chosen to have reconstructive surgery, So I'm not sure how she will feel about her new breasts....Obviously, I have many questions, and I realize that everyone must deal with this in their own way and feel things uniquely, but I'd really like to be as helpful and supportive as possible and I feel that hearing about other people's experiences would be a great help. Thank you so much.