Monday, May 4, 2009

Surgery

They finally called to schedule my surgery. The big day will be the 20th. I'm to go to the office tomorrow to go over paperwork and talk about when I'll need to be there. When I met with the surgeon, she said to plan on everything taking a good 2/3 of my day. I go to the breast care center first where they'll stick a needle in my boob to mark the spot since it's too small to feel. They'll then wheel me down the hall to the surgical center, knock me out, and take out the tumor. The surgery itself should only take about an hour. Once I wake up, they'll do x-rays to make sure they got all the tumor and a wide margin. Then we wait. Again. We should get the results in about a week. She warned us it might take a little longer because my cancer's so rare. They'll most likely get a second opinion at the lab to make sure everything is right. That's why I had to wait a couple extra days to get the biopsy results.

9 comments:

Gabriela Marrosu said...

WOW... I'll be thinking of you!!
I hope you are doing OK.

Brandi said...

Thank you! I'm doing fine. The constant waiting is the hardest part of all this.

Lani said...

I'll be thinking of you too!

Mike and Jill said...

Must be a little relief to move forward? Again, I'm thinking of you and sending you positive vibes!

And I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the new pictures! Abby looks so sassy! Your girls are all just beautiful!
j

Brandi said...

Thanks!

Jill, yeah the not knowing was driving me crazy because we couldn't plan anything until we had a date.

LOL! Thanks about the pictures! It was the first time I'd fixed her hair like that, so she actually let me take her picture. She usually runs away when she sees my camera.

Rachael said...

i will be thinking of you over the next few weeks + on the day of your surgery. prayers + hugs.

Heather said...

I will be thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers. Yes, I would think the waiting must be so tough. Hugs to you!

BoufMom9 said...

wow. That sounds painful and just awful having to wait for results.... the waiting is usually the worst.
Saying prayers for you.

Missy said...

Keeping you in my prayers & thoughts!!!!