Is a one night hospital stay recommended for bilateral mastectomy?
I am current scheduled for a bilateral mastectomy. I have spoken to 3 women who have had bilateral mastectomies. All of them had a one night stay in the hospital after their surgeries, My doctors are telling me that I will be going home after my surgery. I am feeling very anxious about going home after a 5-6 hour surgery. I think I will feel much more confident that everything in going to be ok after spending one night in the hospital. I think I will feel more comfortable about dealing with the drains if I can go through the procedure with the nurse the day after the surgery when I will be more alert. I would love to hear other women’s experiences in this area.