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Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 135
   Posted 6/23/2009 6:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi there,
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

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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 903
   Posted 6/23/2009 7:29 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome home Kath, I hope you continue to heal and even get some sleep! My condition isn't nearly as serious as yours, DCIS. I had a lumpectomy on Friday, no pain to speak of; I should get the final pathology tonight or tomorrow when we see the radiation oncologist.

Continue to get well!

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Date Joined Jul 2003
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   Posted 6/24/2009 2:48 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad you are home and have the body (top half) of a young girl. LOL. I sure hope you don't have to have chemo. Take care and don't do too much. Just because they let you go home doesn't mean you have to resume full schedule. Thinking of you 24 hours behind. Isn't the computer wonderful? Hugs MK

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Date Joined Jul 2003
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   Posted 6/24/2009 4:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, Kath, let me tell you... I think you should be grateful it's the top half! I went to a new restaurant with some (much younger) friends the other day, and they told me I HAD to see the little girls' room. It was all pink and girlie, and on the wall was a sign that said, "Don't imagine that you can change a man unless he's wearing diapers." So as we were leaving, they asked what I thought of the bathroom. I told them it was very cute. They asked if I had seen the sign, and wasn't it just too funny?

I told them they wouldn't find it so funny if their husbands had prostate problems! They just cracked up. Which I wouldn't suggest for you, having just started recovering from surgery.

Take care.

Love and hugs...
"There's a difference between a philosophy and a bumper sticker."  --Charles Schulz

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