Where's my new playmate????!!!!!????
This morning, when the docs did their rounds, we were discussing whether I could go home tonight. Two things we have to get resolved first: make sure pain is controlled off of the morphine pump and figure out what is going with a lack of drainage under my arm on the left side, the one WITH a breast. I guess now I have two breasts again :) The tissue is just so swollen, fluid filled and sore that I don't know how much is normal. We're going to talk about that later today, maybe drain some off and put in a secondary drain bulb under my armpit.
Anyway, I told him I did have a question about the full mastectomy done on the right side, which we will from now on refer to as 'Flattie'. Every picture I've ever seen had a rather flat surface. Mine has this sunken pit about 1"x2" at the top. "Oh, that's where we removed part of your rib to work on the blood supply and clots during the second surgery.".
You removed part of my rib and didn't tell me? What happened to it? I wish I could have had that. I've never broken a bone in my LIFE, everything that goes wrong with me is some sort of functional failure. Now I'm missing a section of bone in my chest and didn't even know it. So strange.
I just keep going further and further down the rabbit hole. Wouldn't it be great if I could go home tonight? If not, I'm still pulling for tomorrow morning.