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hope67
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It went ok. They took out all nodes under my right armpit. My arm hurts and I am on strong painkillers and pretty much stoned :) Now I have to wait for path report and there is still one big decision to make what to do with my left breast.

Take care, Carmen

Faith_In_God
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I am happy it went well this time, I hope you did not throw up after this surgery. Was the first surgery your first time with anesthesia? My mother-in-law threw up a lot the first time she had anesthesia, her second time she didn't.

My sugeon told me to exercise the arm where he removed all my lymph nodes as soon as I went home. I was supposed to brush my hair using that arm several times a day. Did you have similar instructions? Then after he removed the drain tube, he encouraged me to use it often even if it hurts so that I would not suffer later from a decrease in its mobility range.

About your left breast, did you discuss having a breast MRI with your doctor? I, too, had 2 types of cancer one of them was ILC and my oncologist said I had to have a breast MRI to make sure they didn't miss anything before starting chemo.

Take care of yourself and rest well, good luck Carmen

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hope67
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Thanks for asking. No, I wasn't vomitting this time. For the first time doctors weren't sure whether it was from aneasthesia, from migraine or from painkillers. They changed painkillers and I was ok this time.

On Thursday I am having physical therapy and I believe I will get all instructions about my arm there.

On next Monday I am having appointment with my doctor to discuss path report and my left breast. He already mentioned MRI, but I think I can't have it right now because I have expander in my right breast and it contains metal. Maybe I am wrong about this, I will ask him on Monday.

Take care and good luck, Carmen

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lintx
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Welcome back and glad to hear you're stoned for now!  Thinking about you...Linda

survivorbc09
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Glad you are home.  Good luck with the path report.

Hugs, Jan

Lynne P
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Praying for clean nodes.  Lots of prayers!

Lynne

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DianeBC
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When do you get your path report?  I will be praying with the other pink sisters for you.

Hugs, Diane

disneyfan2008
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wow...pretty good at typing on all your meds...

 

FEEL better..

 

Denise

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Megan M
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Thinking of you Carmen!

Hugs, Megan

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Ritzy
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Carmen, just wanted to send you some more hugs!

Sue :)

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Noel
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Thinking of you and praying for a good path report!

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hope67
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I just had my plastic surgeon today and I am done with filling of expander. Yay! No path report yet, I hope I'm getting it on Monday!

Thanks for cheering up for me!

Carmen

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Megan M
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Yay!  Good luck Monday Carmen!

Hugs, Megan

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Kylez
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That's great that you're done with the fillings.  Good luck on Monday!

Hugs, Kylez

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Noel
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Adding more good luck for you on Monday.

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PennyJ
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Good luck on Monday and congratulations on finishing w/ filling your expanders (I really didn't enjoy that part).

Take care,

Penny

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DianeBC
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Yes congrats on the end of the fillings and good luck to you!

 

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