A friend of mine from college had a mastectomy on Monday afternoon. The hospital sent her home yesterday morning -- about 18 hours after her surgery. Is it me, or is that far too soon? I feel confident that when men have body parts -- such as testicles -- removed, they're given more time to recover.
(My friend should be fine, by the way. Some lymph nodes were removed on that side, which isn't great, but her prognosis is generally good. Chemo starts later this fall, followed by radiation. Reconstructive surgery will be next spring.)