Yesterday I had surgery. Mastectomy, sentinal node biopsies, hysterectomy, oophorectomy. I am hurting and tired, so this needs to be brief.
All went well in the OR. There was no cancer in the lymph nodes, but unfortunately there is another mass, and we don’t get the pathology results on that until Friday or Monday.
It is definitely harder to have two surgeries than one. I think I’ve never, ever been so profoundly weary and sore ever in my life. When you add that to anxiety about the pathology…. I don’t know. It just feels bad.
Today they helped me stand and walk, and they have taken me off the telemetry heart and breathing monitors. They are taking extra special precautions since my chest has been radiated so recently. I have a button to push to get pain medication through my IV.
You’re going to be amazed at this: One of the doctors took photos in the OR for me to put on my blog – not gory ones, just cool and interesting if you’ve never been awake in an OR before.
I have to stop typing now. I am so hurting and so tired that even blogging is hard. But tomorrow should be easier for sure.