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I had a bilateral mastectomy 13 days ago. I have in tissue expanders. I am supposed to go back to work on Monday, five days from now. I have no idea how I am going to manage. I still have my drains, although they may come out Friday morning at my next appointment. Most nights I can't get more than two hours of sleep at a time from the pain of the expanders. During the day, the pain isn't so bad, but I tire so easily. I feel so stressed out about missing work. I have already used the few days that I had, so going forward, every day I miss is an unpaid day. Not to mention, I miss my class and feel terrible that my co teachers are shouldering my responsibilities. Everyone keeps saying that I need to rest and my health is more important. But do you think my mortgage company cares about my mastectomy pain?? I am a mess.