Hello, literally from the other side! Surgery was on Wednesday, and today is Saturday. Time flies when you’re having fun or are on Percocet. So far so good, I am in pain but today is much better.
The surgery itself was about 7 hours, and my parents and Zack had a party in the waiting room. There was a bag of chips to choose from for every different cuisine. Thank you to everyone who came to keep Zack and my family company wednesday, I would have been there but I was a little tie-up.
The actual procedure went extremely well. Dr. Dang only had to takeout TWO lymph nodes to test, and both turned out to be NEGATIVE! That means that it never spread, thank GOD! Dr. Slate said his surgery was a bit longer than Dang’s, but that’s because there was more tissue to take out on the right side. All in all it went perfect and it is behind me now. I am now left with expanders that I am pretty self conscious about. Oh well, we will all get over them because I am alive.
Thursday was so painful, that I literally felt like a bus had driven over my chest and then I was punched on the sides. During surgery they give you two nerve blocks to numb the pain on your sides, it definitely worked but wouldn’t want to imagine pain without that. I could have had another Thursday, but the pain wasn’t exactly in the right spot to cover it, so I said no to it. I had a great team of nurses at the hospital, it was my first stay at Cedar’s and hopefully last! I was on the 8th floor, apparently that’s THE floor to be on. I felt super special.
Now that I am home, it is pretty difficult with the kids. They want to climb on me and hug me, and I can’t for a while. I know this will take a toll on everyone involved. Thankfully we have a few people the kids love to watch them aside from our family. Vacation for everyone after this is over!
Thank you to everyone for the calls, texts, messages, food, dessert and flowers! Seriously I have the most wonderful friends and family, and friends who have become family. I love you, and you know who you are. You are my life, my Frank’s, my friends. If it wasn’t for all of your support I’m not quite sure I’d be in the mental state that I am now, which is OK.
Much Much Much LOVE!!!
P.S. Happy Breast Cancer Awareness Month!