Had my second mastcectomy on Monday and just spent one night in hospital was allowed home Tuesday after morning tea which pleased me mightily. Now it's 1.30am wed morning & I can't get to sleep don't know why as no pain to worry about just that confounded drain LOL! Community nurse will visit each day until drain removed so I am in good hands. Remember my time is almost 24hrs ahead of most of you!!!!
This time only a sentinel node biopsy which is SO much better than the axial disection I had to have six years ago - 4 nodes were cancerous out of 14 which meant I had chemo & radiation to follow. + tamoxifen. This time I should excape the chemo etc. I will know for sure after I see my surgeon for the follow up on 4 July - your big fireworks day!
So now I reackon my top half is like a young girl ( we won't mention the bottom half!) Seriously though, I decided I was not going to let my body have any breast tissue left to make more C - What I didn't know is that for 100 women who have cancer in one breast 15 of them will subsequently have another primary in that same breast (if a lumpectomy) or the other one. Talk about the C thing keeping on giving.
It was good to see some old faces reply to my previous post thanks so much
Love to all