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   Posted 11/16/2006 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
I hope all goes well for you at your appt today, let me know what you find out.....
I cant believe the relief and new outlook on this I have now....I know I still have more to go, but just getting this far is like a weight has been taken off my chest.
I really dont know too much other they started my day with the injection of the radio active dye to local the sentinal nodes....that was not anything like I feared it would be, there was very minor discomfort that lasted seconds before the numbing took over....during suregry he removed the original lump I found plus a very small one that they saw on the MRI that was near the first one.....was surprised when I got home a looked at the bandaging, on about 2 1/2"x1" over the lump incision, one about 1" square over the radio injection site and one about that size at the outer edge of my breat where the removed the 5 nodes.
I didnt talk to the surgeon as they were running behind and he had another patient but he spoke with my mom and said things looked good.
I will see him again on Tuesday but not sure if this is just the post op check up or if the sentinal node biopsy will be back, he said it normally takes about 6 days so that is close but there is also a weekend in between so Im thinking probably not.

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   Posted 11/16/2006 7:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Weight off your chest? Is that a little lumpectomy joke? :) I am so happy for you Jule, and am definitely looking forward to being that far along myself! Now all you need is a nice clean node biopsy and you will be totally on your way. How are you feeling?

Had my appointment today with the plastic surgeon who concurred with my general surgeon that a mastectomy was the better option for me because I don't have enough breast tissue to make a lumpectomy worthwhile. This guy is definitely not doing my reconstruction - I did not feel he was listening to what I wanted at all. He only wanted to do what he wanted to do. He does not believe in immediate reconstruction and would only do it if forced to. Fortunately for me he does not do silicone implants, which means I can now be referred to another plastic surgeon and my insurance will still cover most of it - hopefully I will be able to use the one I wanted in the first place. I just want to get this part behind me, get the surgery done and start healing.

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   Posted 11/16/2006 10:05 PM (GMT -7)   
I spoke with my surgeons office this afternoon, they said the pathology on the nodes will be back Tuesday when I see him again so will know about that part soon.
Im feeling better than I expected although I have been on the sofa most of the day...Im a little sore but nothing very badly...I find that if I hold this little pillow they gave me at the hospital between my breast and arm that there is hardly any pain at all.
Im sorry this surgeon wasnt what you thought but I know you will find the right one soon and be on your journey too.
Keep positive and let me know how things are going for you.
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