However, as the first post treatment week went by I started experiencing some extra added attractions:
- slight swelling ~ expected ~ I'm very flat chested so having a breast in my way is amusing to say the least!
- soreness ~ expected
- left nipple feeling like roasted marshmallow ~ unexpected
- sporadic sensation of needles pricking said nipple ~ unexpected
- occasional pain and super sensitivity ~ an unexpected step up from soreness.
She did mention a product available at Target made by Ameda called ComfortGel Pads that are used by nursing mothers. We had a good chuckle at the thought of a 66 year old asking where the breasting feed pads were located. There is something amusing in any situation.
Well, off on our 25th wedding anniversary adventure tomorrow morning ~ a staycation at a sweet little place close to home for a few days and then a Christmas camping trip on the north coast. We haven't been at home for Christmas in 30 years - no sense changing a tradition.