I can’t take it anymore. I haven’t been able to get a good night’s sleep in weeks. The pain/pressure from the expanders is ridiculous. I can’t lay down and with all the stitches in my chest I can’t get comfortable.
My mom told me that I’d probably have some trouble laying down, but stubborn me, I never listen! All the preparations I did before having my mastectomy with partial reconstruction – I purchased a small deep freezer, stocked up on groceries, cooked meals and froze them, got rid of my extremely high bed frame and had my bed lowered – what I DIDN’T do was buy a chair to sleep in. I figured having my bed lowered that I would be ok. I sure was wrong.
After a few different stores, I found the right recliner. A genuine leather, brown, automatic recliner. It was hard to find just the right one, if it was the right color it was fake leather – by the way, don’t EVER buy fake leather furniture – you stick to it, it’s poor quality and uncomfortable. If you’ve ever sat on a pleather couch/chair and thought it was leather and sweat on it, stuck to it, any of that – that’s PLEATHER – and horrible. I was told in the past by friends that their furniture was genuine leather and I sweat on it, stuck to it, it was uncomfortable – yeah, none of those things happen with genuine leather, you won’t stick to it, it’s so soft and comfortable. You don’t have to get leather furniture, but if you do – make sure it’s GENUINE Leather – definitely worth the extra bucks. Anyway, if it was the right color and genuine leather, it hade a lever to get it up – I absolutely can not use a lever to pull a recliner up; I can barely hold a cup of water. But finally, I found the right recliner. It was the perfect color brown, genuine leather, and automatic. The only downside was that I had to wait a few days for it to be delivered.
I am so excited, it got delivered today and I’m sitting in my new chair writing this.
I’m still in quite a bit of pain, but at least I am more comfortable. It’s the small things in life.