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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 10/27/2004 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you, Libby and Luci, for the get well cards!  They mean a lot.  You gals are all so sweet here.  I am so glad that Annette referred me to you. 
I am doing pretty well.  I had the drainage tube removed yesterday.  The doc removed the bandages and my husband and I saw it for the first time.  It's a bigger incision than I thought.  The doc was please there was no sign of infection.  Evidently my breast had an apple-sized build up of fluid from infection that I wasn't aware of.  I was wondering why it was bigger than before the first surgery.  tongue My PCP called today to give me the name of the oncologist, so I will call tomorrow to make an appointment.  He says we will do full blast chemo, then radiation, and then tamoxifen.  But, all-in-all, the mastectomy surgery was much easier than the lumpectomy, so I'm glad.
I will keep you posted on my progress!
HUGS back to you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Date Joined Jul 2003
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   Posted 10/28/2004 8:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Kathy, you sound great. Isn't it amazing that you can bounce back from surgery this way? Back in the old days you would still be in the hospital with everyone fussing over you. LOL. Sometimes I think the old way was better. Don't overdo, eat well, rest a lot and let the healing take place. We are here to hold your hand through whatever treatments you go through. There is a wealth of experience here and someone has been there and done that no matter what way you go. Hugs, MK

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   Posted 10/28/2004 9:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Kathy, glad to see this post from you.  You sound really good.  Just a word of caution, though, please don't overdue, your body has had a big shock and needs to recover.  Hang in there, we'll be here to walk with you every step of the way.  Rest a lot.  L&H's, Luci

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer.  Albert Camus

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