A few milestones from the end of post-op week two.

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Today marks two weeks since I had my prophylactic bilateral mastectomy.  I had a few milestones or maybe tips worth sharing over the weekend, at the end of post-op week two.

First, I took my own bath, saran wrapping myself.  It was a bit more difficult than I anticipated, but it worked.  I pulled off sheets that I thought would fit around me, using about 3 long pieces.  Pull the wrap from the back on both sides and stick it together in the front.  Tuck all the loose stuff up and use the stickiness to tighten and try to make it all tight to your skin to water-proof.  viola!

First self-saran wrapping for bath.

First self-saran wrapping for bath.

Second milestone.  Bra!  Not that a bra is needed, but it made a nice base under some clothing to make sure nothing weird was showing.  This is a nursing bra, easy to step into, and was comfortable enough that I slept in it that night.

First bra experience, post-op.  A bit awkward, but comfortable and easy to put on by stepping into it.

First bra experience, post-op. A bit awkward, but comfortable and easy to put on by stepping into it.

Two more milestones, dressing myself, not in pajamas!!!!!!!  Dress one, wrap dress, freshly washed hair, ready to go to work for a few hours.  I worked for a few hours Friday and Saturday night.  Running the ticket booth involves sitting on a chair in a box, collecting cash and making change, nothing to difficult or strenuous, though after Friday I determined a pillow was necessary to alternate between leaning against and leaning forward onto.

This first one is almost cheating, wrap dress, ties in the front, has enough material in the front to hide the drain bulbs.

This first one is almost cheating, wrap dress, ties in the front, has enough material in the front to hide the drain bulbs.

Dress two, a bit more complicated, had a zipper in the back.  I needed assistance to zip, but ended up being just fine unzipping at the end of the day.  This dress hid the drains perfectly, as the waist was high and tight and the rest of the dress was open.

This dress hid the drain bulbs very well.  End of week two post-op.

This dress hid the drain bulbs very well. End of week two post-op.

My last milestone will be discussed in another post to come.  I had my first major outing to the Mall of America with friends.  I spent the time in a wheelchair, to conserve energy and deal with wooziness, but had a blast.