Home from surgery

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 316
   Posted 3/31/2005 6:54 AM (GMT -7)   
I SAW YOU GUYS!!!!! I WOKE UP AFTER SURGERY AND REMEMBERED THAT I SAW YOU GUYS!!! I swear, it was as if you were all there. I was even calling out names afterward, and I had to ask my husband and mother if those were the names of my nurses, and they weren't! PCE WORKS! Thank you SO much!

Well, good news so far. Dr. took out an orange size chunk of my breast and got 2 small lumps within that orange margin. The sentinel node injection, while painful, did it's job and one node was very, very hot with radioactivity. That is the one they went for - sent it down to pathology, and it came back NEGATIVE!!!!! No other nodes were take, since they felt so good about how much uptake that one node did. I pray they are right!

So, I'll get full pathology results in 7-10 days when I go back in to see the surgeon before moving up to NJ. Meanwhile, I'm going to take a pain killer and rest today.

L&H to you all!
The finger of God touches your life when you make a friend.
----Mary Dawson Hughes---

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 2272
   Posted 3/31/2005 7:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news! I had to wait 10 days for my path report and did not get any preliminary results for the SNB. In fact, my nodes were so unusally tiny, that every time the surgeon submitted one to pathology, it turned out to be about 4 or 5. I ended up having 15 removed via the SNB.

I am so happy you felt our presence. This is what it is all about.


Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 1090
   Posted 3/31/2005 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Well thank you so much for that. You have no idea how much we all love feeling like we were there and you felt us and it helped. I remember so well how alone you can be in there. That is why PCE came about. Nice to know you have lots of friends with you that have also been there. Gentle hug headed your way. L&H Joyce
How wonderful it would be to see Angels where there are only clouds. How sad it would be to see clouds where there are Angels.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 2044
   Posted 3/31/2005 8:24 AM (GMT -7)   
Laure' I am so glad the surgery went well and the node was negative. That's great news. You take it easy and rest. Let nature do its healing job. It is amazing how strong the bond is between us. I have experienced the power of the support from this group too. They are special people. Take care. Hugs, Lauri
"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 205
   Posted 3/31/2005 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
That is awesome news, NEG-A-TIVE!!!  And I am so happy for you to have only had the sentinel node and not the axillary dissection, mine was the pits to heal from (oops, no pun intended : )
And thanks for not telling the rest of the group how awful I was looking during your surgery.  I had almost missed the PCE and "came as I was".  We are so happy to have you feel our presence, it really does work having the whole gang in there.
Continue healing and resting, and keep us informed.
Oh, just want to let you know that I had a "tennis ball" size of tissue removed from my surgery on Jan 31 and the "divet" is actually less noticable now.  It was con-cave after surgery and has filled in enough to look more smooth.  I still wear regular bras and no one can tell. 
Love and hugs,
Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.

-Vesta M. Kelly

Veteran Member

Date Joined Sep 2003
Total Posts : 854
   Posted 3/31/2005 12:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Great news, Laure'. I'm so glad that surgery is behind you! And negative nodes on top of that! Just what we love to hear.


New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, January 23, 2018 3:05 PM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,920,742 posts in 320,479 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 159496 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, sangeaner.
535 Guest(s), 10 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
greatguy, Lapis_29, BabsBunny, Tracilla81, Maverick6981, InTheShop, Evanston1, beatUC, Tim Tam, Ruben Reyna