November 21, 2015, Saturday
24hours after my Surgery: I was able to take it easy while I recover during the first 24 hours. One of the first things I realized that I should not bend down at all or I else I knew I was going to be in excruciating pain.
Throughout the day, I ate a lot of plant protein foods, that included lentils, beans, and garbanzos. I tried not to take hydrocodone during the day because I did not like the side effects of the medications. I did not want to spend sleeping all day. Throughout the day, I noticed that the incision began to sting a bit and itch. I was doing quick google research, and I read that if it starts to itch a bit, its a good sign that the incision is healing up.
I do not want to rely on medication during the daytime. So whenever I had pain during the day, I got myself an ice pack and put it on my breast. It did control the pain for a bit. However, I did take the medication during the night because I wanted to sleep well and also place an ice pack while I slept. I was able to take a shower after 24 hours coming out of surgery. However, I had to make sure that the bandage did not get wet from the water. To prevent the bandage from getting wet, I placed a plastic bag and a regular towel on my right side.
Pretty much I took all day relaxing watching movies, working on homework, eating warm homecooked meals and spending time with my family and texting my boyfriend.