Thank you for all the thoughts and prayers this week. I have conquered another milestone in beating this cancer. Dr. Yazdi performed a lumpectomy and axillary lymph node removal Tuesday morning. He had to remove more than originally planned from the MRI as my radiologist, Dr. Hammil, found some calcification that he wanted to make sure was removed along with the clear margins. They also only had to go into the first layer of lymph nodes vs first and second.
We will receive the pathology report in about a week to confirm all the cancer was removed. At that time we will also know how many lymph nodes were actually taken as well.
I did fairly well in recovery. I got sick to my stomach from the anesthesia and after a few rounds of nausea medicine we got it under control. I ate a full meal for dinner and then slept from about 8 pm to about 7 am. Good thing because I was placed into a 4 person hospital room and had a roommate that just wanted to talk the entire time.
I am sore but the pain is manageable with my pain killers. The hard part is pretending my arm is broken and in a sling so I don't overuse it and irritate my drain. My drain is so not sexy but will help with a faster healing process. It is really hard for me to rely on others to take care of Emma and my chores and of course helping me shower and get dressed. Oh by the way, did I mention the lovely surgical bra that will be my best friend for the next couple weeks?
It is good to be home and in my own bed. We will keep everyone posted on pathology reports and my surgical follow up appointment. Thanks again for all the love and prayers.