Jan 11, 2014 - 2:06 pm
I had my surgery on Jan. 9,2014. I had to be at the hospital at 7:30 am. After they got my vidals and put an IV in my arm, I waited for another 2 hours before the next step. Which was a mammogram . Which are very painful to me. As I was waiting, the surgen came in with a tray covered with a blue cloth and gave it to the Tech. She layed it on the mammogram machine. I said what is that? She said "Oh, its a tumor from another lady that is in surgry right now. They will do the same with yours. If it bothers you just don't look at it." I felt that was unprofessional. Then the dr. came in to place the wire in my breast while it was compressed in the mammogram device. He gave me a shot to numb the area, but it didn't help much. I could feel the wire being pushed down into my breast. It hurt so bad my whole body was trimbleing . The tech was very nice to me. She let me squzze her hand. The dr. was nice to me, but he also acted like I was being a big baby. Then the tech. put a styrafoam cup (that right, like the ones you drink coffee from) over the wire and taped it in place. After that I was taken to another waiting area and waited another hour. Then I went to another room where they used exrays to place the radioactive pellets in my breast that helps them locate the lympnote to be removed. Well, this required me to lay completly flat, which made the area around the wire hurt like crazy. After 30 to 40 minutes of taking exrays, the doctor came in and numbed me up some more, which worked alot better this time. He then used a needle to inject the pellets (or markers, I think ) into my nipple. Then I was taking back upstairs to the surgical unit. After another 30 minute wait I was finly taken into surgery to remove the tumor, marginal tissue and 1 lympnote . I made it through that and recovery and I go home at 7:30pm. It was a long day. This is day 2. I have done well with pain meds heping.
I would like to know if any of you have
gone through any of what happened to me ?