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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 4/18/2007 7:19 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the nodual removed last Friday. First the radiologist put the wire through the tumor and then I had 2 mammagramps. Next thing up to surgery. I was lucky that I only needed local anesthesia with something that put me to sleep. I woke up almost immediately and felt great. In about 20 minutes I felt some stinging and they gave me some morphine and in another 20 minutes I left worse again. My breast was very hard and they gave me an icepack thinking it was from the local.
Soon they took me to a discharge room, gave me some cranberry juice , took out the IV and let me go to the toilet. I started to get dressed putting on my underwear and jeans,but leaving the hospital gown on top since they wanted to check the bandage.
The RN moved the bandage a little and this look of horror came over her face and she ran out to call the surgeon. He stepped into the room and the same look came onto his face. It seems there was a hemotoma and I was back off the OR. It was a good thing because an artery had burst. Once again I was able to have a local and everything was repaired and I was home in no time. In fact, my husband and I went out for dinner.
I am soo glad I didn't have general anesthesia or I might not have felt the pain as soon as I did and while my surgeon was still in the building. My breast is deep purple over most of it. but it feel fine and I will get the results of the biopsy next Wednesday. And everyday that I don't get a call to come in to the office immediate, is a good day.
I want to thank everyone for listening to me and I will post the results as soon as I get them. Everyone on this board has my good wishes and hope for the best possible outcome.

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Date Joined Jul 2003
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   Posted 4/19/2007 1:49 PM (GMT -6)   
OH my, what a scary experience!!! I am so glad the nurse saw that when she did! I'm glad everything went ok after that. Please keep us informed on how you are doing! Hopefully you won't have to "join" this club, but if you do we are a great bunch! Nutty, but nice!
Hugs, Gail
  It's only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth -- and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, we will then begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.
Elisabeth Kubler Ross

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Date Joined Sep 2003
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   Posted 4/19/2007 2:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I really believe that you don't know what you can endure until you experience it.  That sounds really scary, and I cringe hearing it and imagining the purple.  But somehow you find courage and perserverence where you didn't know you had it.  I'm glad it turned out ok for you. 
Dinner!  I would have had trouble keeping anything down after that!  I don't digest anesthesia well!
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius
Don't knock on Death's Door.  Ring the bell and run.  He hates that.


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