So much to catch up on! I am happy to report that after a couple of very iffy days, I believe my supply is returning and that I will try and continue to breastfeed until Bubba is ready to wean. Of course, this is subject to whether or not I will need radiation, chemotherapy or immunotherapy. We are hoping that none of that will be necessary but I am prepared to do what needs to be done.
The surgery itself went well. I have to say, the trip to Nuclear Medicine was not my favorite! The dye injections were incredibly painful. I was originally told I would need any where from 4 to 8. Thank goodness, the doctor giving the shots went with 4 as I was about to cry if I had to have even one more!
The first few days were hard. I spent most of my time high on Percocets. I have an 8 inch excision on my back right to the right of my left shoulder blade and then a 3 inch incision in my left armpit where they removed 4 primary nodes for testing. It has not been fun to have only one cleanly shaven arm pit!!
I tried pumping during the first few days in hopes of keeping my supply up but it was really difficult given my ex/incisons and also sleeping most of the time. When I did pump, I didn’t seem to produce near what I did before surgery. I did pump today at my usual time and managed to get 6 oz. so that’s a good sign that maybe I can build my supply back up. Of course, it’s gonna stink if I need to undergo treatment and then have to stop altogether.
I guess we’ll find out Friday whether I can let Bubba self-wean or if after trying so hard, we’ll just have to stop.