Thursday, May 21, 2009

Surgery's Over!

My lumpectomy was yesterday. I'm so glad it's finally over! I'm feeling better than I thought I would, but I'm still pretty sore. Especially my throat. The surgeon apparently spoke with me afterward, but I have no recollection of it at all. She called shortly after I got home, and repeated what she'd initially told me. She took a good-sized chunk out, did a chest x-ray, then took some more just to be on safe side. My whole boobage area is wrapped in an Ace bandage. I'm not allowed to remove it until Saturday. This means no showers until then! If you come near me, be sure not to get downwind of me! I have a follow-up appointment next Thursday, the 28th, so hopefully she'll have the pathology results then. She said she'd call if the results came in sooner, but not to hold our breath because they'll likely need a second opinion since my cancer's so rare.

13 comments:

Susan said...

Brandi,

I haven't commented yet - but I found your blog searching for other Springs blogs and now am also following you on twitter so I thought I should drop you a line.

I'm so glad your surgery went well. I know how nerve-wracking it is waiting for tests results, especially with cancer. I always thought the waiting was far worse than the knowing even when the answer was not good. So - I am hoping for peace for you as you await all the results.

Brandi said...

Thanks! The waiting is definitely the worst!

Mike and Jill said...

Agreed-the waiting and anticipation are the worst!
Hope you're feeling back to normal soon!
j

BoufMom9 said...

Glad the surgery is over. Will continue to keep you in my prayers.

4 Little Men and Girly Twins said...

praying the wait is swift and peaceful!

britt

Missy said...

So glad your surgery is over & I want to wish you a quick recovery. Keeping you in my prayers & thoughts!

About Me said...

Im still praying for you and keeping you in my thoughts.

Liz @ Sugarplum Creations said...

Praying for you ~ that Thursday comes quickly, and for a speedy, full recovery.

Brandi said...

Thank you so much everyone!

Brandi said...

Thank you so much everyone!

laura said...

Take care of yourself, okay?

Work at Home Mom said...

Glad your surgery is over and went well. I'm keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.

tali said...

So glad to hear the surgery went well! I'm hopeful and confident they got it. Thinking of you!