Hey y'all! As I sit here writing, I feel like someone has a set of scissors slipped in behind my left pectoralis (chest)muscle. Ouch.
During my 12 hour fusion surgery, I was lain face down on some kind of padded device I guess to hold me steady. I remember when I came to in the I.C.U., beside all the incredible pain, I remember looking down and seeing my chest VERY swollen. Especially the left side was swollen up to about a "C" cup size. In my drugged up stupor, I heard someone talking about how much blood they had given me and I convinced myself that I was bleeding internally and was fixin' to die. Of course I wasn't, but it's easy to imagine crazy stuff in ICU! Scared the crap out of me. My sister, who is an RN, was trying to calm me, but I was just about to come unglued. Anyhow, I think along about then, they gave me something to knock me back out. After several days, the swelling was gone.
Now that surgery was Nov 10th, '09. My chest has hurt like scissors jabbed in there, every hour of every day since. My doc said I may have had some tissue damage what with laying on the table for so long. He is not really concerned about it, so I haven't been. Still, it's quite bothersome. I'm not really sure what's going on in there. Seems like tissue damage might be healing up by now. Any ideas?
Oh and by the way, I didn't look all that bad with the "C" cup chest, but it was just too hairy for my taste! Hahaha.