The surgery started at 7:30 AM, though that meant we were leaving the house at 4:30 AM. 4:30 is usually doable with massive amounts of coffee, but Sarah could have none. It was a long day with surgery ending around 3:40 PM. The surgeon said it all went perfect, that there were some challenges in her chest that made them take a little longer, but that everything ultimately went great.
They will now watch her for the next 4 days to make sure blood flow to the new breast continues. The blood flow keeps the tissues that were moved from her abdomen to her breast alive.
She settled into her room near 5 pm. She is hooked up to a great many devices, and her position in the bed is paramount. They have her bent to almost 90 degrees so that the tissues can heal at the waist. She laid in this position all night. Her spirit was happy, and she tried to make friends with the nurses.
Some of the most notable things she said right after surgery-
She told the nurse in recovery that she would recover faster if they would let me be by her side.
Soon after she was settled into her room she was asking when could she start exercising specifically ab exercises.
The outlook for the next few days will be trying to transition her to home. So they want her up and moving around, as I write this they moved her into a chair. She is actually eating breakfast eggs and pancakes. They hope to have her leave on Friday.
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