I am just at the beginning of this nightmare. I am fortunate to have had a lumpectomy and no lymph node involvement. But still they think radiation and Tamoxafin (sp?). My questions is this. The surgeon's receptionist told me about the "same day" release and that within a week I'd be able to go back to work. I could barely function, even after my official 23 hours, and am still exhausted, dizzy, unsteady of my feet, in pain when I try to do any small task. Am I odd? I don't understand why there is such a difference between these "easy" stories and what I am experiencing.