So nice to meet you, thanks for visiting my journal. I don't know how you handle working full time so soon after surgery, I couldn't have done it, am currently working part time.
It sounds like you have a busy schedule with work and your physical thereapy, just remember that you need to take time to rest and maybe slow down so you get your strenght back, but am sure by now you know when to slow down.
It's only been a few months since your surgery, take time to rest and recover.
Patricia De Leon.
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Glad to have helped....feel free to contact me anytime....Hope you feel better soon. Jamie
PS. My shoulder and back were both killing me this week and I saw my massage therapist on Monday. She worked out allot of knots and bad places and I feel so much better. Not nearly the pain that I had been having. You might give that a try sometime after your swelling gets better.
Hi Jennifer....so sorry about your problems. I wanted to encourage you about the lymphatic drainage. My massage therapist does it regularly when I have issues...she does it when I need it in my regular massage. It makes a HUGE difference and it is actually very relaxing...you just lay there and they do the rest. I am thinking it will be the same procedure that I have had and it is quite relaxing. I am amazed that I can feel the lymph movement....weird but cooll! Good luck and I hope you get to feeling better. I have had issues with my shoulder and shoulder blades and back ever since OHS. . That is why I am seeing a massage therapist to help me recover. I do think things are better since she has worked on me. I had another surgery on a broken arm a few years ago and she did the lymph drainage too on my arm and it made a huge difference. Good luck and keep us posted. Blessings. Jamie Todor
Wait. I go away for one day to have surgery & now u sick? U got that wrong - can't I leasve u alone for one min ?? Geez. Ok get better. To some can talk. Need that bra name. I lost it. Sigh sign - Feel better. NAND
Jennifer. can you pls email me on my home email email@example.com and let me know exactly what type of sugrical bra to get. we need not disucss it on line here; LOL
I go in WED so hop to it pls.
thanks....: ) ! HA Ha and glad you got out; but as they are all telling me. do not over do it. ! Love the malls too..but that's a tough job...
Jennifer, we are so thankful that everything turned out ok for you. We love you so much and your entire family and circle of friends depend on you and want you around a long long time! Your journal is very well written and takes the reader throught the whole ordeal. Now slow down and let yourself heal, the job will be there when you are ready for it! Much love, Evelyn (aka stepmom)
Jennifer, I'm a DD. I had a sternotomy. I woke up with an great surgical bra. I also asked for 2nd from nurse to bring home. I wore 24/7 first 4 weeks as the surgeon requested. I recently purchased the Ahhh bra from HSN.COM, (Rhonda Shear). It works great so much better than all the others I purchased at stores. I wear it 24/7 still....5 weeks post op. If i don't wear bra my chest hurts. Hope this helps. Janis
Wow, Jennifer, you have really been through the ringer! Good to hear that you are on the way to recovery. Here's praying for no more setbacks or as we on HVJ site call it "bumps in the road". I am scheduled for aortic valve replacement and possible aorta repair at Cleveland Clinic on March 13th. I never knew there were so many people with these valve problems.
This is a great site, ask anything and you will get an answer. However, you have been through so much....you probably already know the answers!
Welcome to the site and I look forward to reading your journal!