I got my tissue expanders filled yesterday again. Now I am up to 360cc's. This was my third fill in three weeks. I kind of knew what to expect from the previous two fills and thought I would just have a tight chest for a few days and not sleep so well for the first two nights. Last night was a rude awakening! My chest is tight as expected, but my upper back is in agony! I exercise all the time and have never experienced pain like this in my muscles. My poor back is hurting constantly. It's so uncomfortable I can barely sit propped up on pillows or lay on it propped up on pillows. Ugh!
I took some tylenol and that helped just a little. The hot shower helped while I was in the shower, but the pain returned after I got out of the shower. My husband rubbed my back and it even hurts to the touch. All I can say is ouch!
Last night I did take the xanax and a tylenol before bed. I did finally fall asleep and slept for about 4-5 hours ok. Then I was up and in pain again. I did do my rehabilitation exercises and stretches last night and first thing this morning despite the pain thinking it would provide some relief. It didn't really do that, but I will keep doing them anyway. I have not been that uncomfortable in weeks from all of this.
My poor back is going to take some time to get use to having these larger breasts I guess. I hope this pain does not last long. It is really hard to even find a position to get comfortable in. So far the most comfortable thing is to sit up and just let my body hang forward and round out my upper back. I can't sit like that for long, but it provides some relief. Ugh......it is going to be a long day. I am bummed because my husband got a sitter and planned a surprise date tonight! He had even booked a hotel for the night but since I am so uncomfortable we both decided to sleep at home so I can have all of my favorite pillows. I hope I can manage to enjoy the evening. I feel so bad that my hubby planned this nice surprise and I feel so crappy. I will go with a smile on my face and find a way to have some fun. I am so excited but just wished I felt better.
I am a wife, a mom, a sister, a daughter, a neice, an aunt and a friend. I never thought I would hear the words "It's not good. There are cancer cells". December 8, 2010 changed my life forever. This is my scary, long, enlightening journey through breast cancer. I hope that my words help others facing a similar situation or those that love someone going through breast cancer. I don't know where the road in front of me leads, but I know that Breast Cancer won't define me.
"Don't spend time worrying about how you are going to die. Worry about how you are going to live today"
Saturday, February 26, 2011
What a pain in the back!
Labels: Breast Cancer
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