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I honestly felt like a cranky 2 year old who really needed a nap. I needed to shower today and I just couldn't get in the shower. I was scared of the water hitting my breasts, for fear that it would hurt. I took off my "bringing sexy back bra" that was hospital issued after surgery for support, today. I couldn't look at my breasts to see where the incisions are at. I couldn't peel off the bandages that were covering them. I do know that I have internal stitches and that I have dermabond (skin glue) on top of the incision site. The bandages that are covering them are simply there to help so the bra wouldn't "rub" the area. I saw lots of black and blue today - pen marks where I had these monster injections of radioactive dye that eventually would go to my lymph nodes for a sentinel lymph node biopsy - yellowing on the left breast as it heals from the MR-guided biopsy a week ago. But I couldn't look at the incision site on the right side.
I gave myself a sponge bath and Paul washed my hair in the sink today. Maybe it'll be a better day tomorrow.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIFF! Love you girl! Thanks for calling!