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Update from Alice/Abrub

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abrub
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I saw the surgeon today. Her comments: "Wow, I don't remember the last time I saw a hematoma that large. It looks like I stomped on your chest with a boot in the OR." I guess now she believes that I wasn't being overly dramatic yesterday when I called in a panic about the size. (My right breast looks like a gigantic purple eggplant. I was "well-endowed" to start with; to have my right side double its normal size and bright purple is quite a sight to behold.)

That being said, she examined me thoroughly and said that all looks good. She doesn't know why there is still some bleeding, particularly as it is not from the incision site, but rather from the needle sites for the wire placements, but I should watch it.

She does want to track me closely, and has me coming back in on Monday. We're still waiting for the pathology report, which she's hoping for any day now.

I'm sore, and started to react to Oxycodone last night, so now we've eliminated another of the few pain meds I can take. I can't take any NSAIDs as long as I'm still bleeding.

However, I feel better having been checked out, and knowing that while not common, my recovery was still considered normal.

Thanks for all your support.
Alice

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Noel
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So glad you got to see your surgeon. I am so sorry that you've got all of this bruising and pain. I'm glad you're going back next Monday as I really do think this should be watched.

You just rest and relax and hopefully your pain will subside soon.

Hugs, Noel

relaxoutdoors08
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Joined: May 2011

Alice,
I am here for you....holding hands .....thinking of you each day.....praying for good results.
N.Ann

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abrub
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of the great purple boob. So I posted....

http://csn.cancer.org/node/248519

Now you know exactly what I look like!

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