Hey everyone! I wanted to do a quick update before my Oxy kicks in! Surgery was yesterday and everything went very well. My incredibly sweet hubby was with me the entire time until they whisked me to the operating room. He even chose not to eat anything until I did....I insisted he have breakfast at least! Yep, he is definitely a keeper!
This is just after I checked in at noon.....feeling good, but very hungry and thirsty! Everyone thought my little cap was cute (crocheted it myself), and they let me keep it on until just before going to the operating room -- didn't want me having a cold bald noggin!
I cannot say enough good things about every nurse I had....they were all so attentive, kind, caring & just plain NICE! The Radiologist who injected my boob with the Nuclear med was super-nice, too -- the numbing cream worked great, so this procedure wasn't bad at all!
My Anesthesiologist was fantastic! Because I had had some bad experiences with anesthesia before, he said he would do everything he could to not let that happen this time....he was successful! He was also really cute!
My surgeon got delayed with some complications on the patient ahead of me, so my 2:30 scheduled time ended up being 4:00. I would never complain about a delay like that, because had I been that previous patient, I would have wanted my surgeon to take as long as needed!
Off to the OR!
Part of my surgery was to remove a lymph node under my arm, which was then sent immediately to Radiology. If that showed indicators of cancer, the surgeon would then do further biopsies of additional nodes. It came back clear.....YAY! My surgeon also removed my Port, so I won't have to go back for another procedure.....again YAY! The actual cancer removal was guided by Ultrasound and the Nuclear Seed that was planted on Monday. The entire surgery took about ninety minutes.
Just out of recovery (still kind of drowsy) at about 7p.m. and totally enjoying a cup of ice chips! Once I was more awake and all my vitals were good, The Man helped me get dressed, and we went home!
The Man made me some chicken noodle soup (I had mostly broth), and we kind of waited for the pain to kick in.....it didn't! I slept really well for 9 hours (amazing for me!), and awoke VERY HUNGRY! I had a nice warm bowl of oatmeal and some coffee.....those simple foods never tasted so good! I didn't experience any pain until about 30 minutes ago and took my OXY....pain is gone and sleepiness is creeping in. I will sign off for now, but first I just want to thank all of my sweet Blog friends, FB friends and family (Hubby is at the top of the list) for all of your kind comments and prayers. You are all just the BEST!
Phase 1 and 2 down, Phase 3 is next!
Warm hugs to everyone!