I made it…

Yes!! I made it through surgery. I still feel like crap, but I made it. I’m exhausted but can’t sleep. I hate that.

In surgery on Tuesday, they removed one breast and 9 or 10 lymph nodes.  Two of the lymph nodes tested positive for cancer soooo we’re waiting again for the next steps. I meet with the general surgeon on Monday and the plastic surgeon on Wednesday. I anticipate meeting my oncologist next week too. On Thursday of next week, the cancer team of doctors and pathologists will meet to review my case and determine a game plan. It’s likely the approach will be aggressive meaning radiation, chemo and hormone therapy…all three. I was really hoping I wouldn’t have to go through chemo, but it looks like it’s inevitable.

Yesterday I started watching youtube videos on how to put on a wig because I’ve never thought about it before. It looks simple enough and there are some really cute wigs out there. I’m really trying to find the silver lining in all this. I’m also trying to mentally prepare for the situation.

My sister is visiting from Denver and my mom came from Idaho. I love that they dropped everything to come and help take care of me and my family during this stressful time. I definitely needed the help. I’m feeling very blessed.

Speaking of needing help, it’s time for me to wake someone up so they can open my pain medication. This is something I cannot do for myself right now.

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2 Responses to I made it…

  1. OH I’ve been wondering about you! I’m happy surgery went well and I hope recovery time goes by fast. Thanks for taking the time to update your blog, I know typing can’t be that comfortable right now.

  2. Jo Ann says:

    My dear friend, please check out the American Cancer Society’s Look Good Feel Better program, I think it could help you a lot after chemo. I’m thinking of you and praying for you. Sending lots of love your way

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