Home From Surgery

maryannrogers
maryannrogers Member Posts: 115
edited March 2014 in Breast Cancer #1
Hi Everyone,

Had the surgery yesterday am at my daughter's house. Kind of having trouble sleeping. The pain has not been too bad, but I think pretty soon this magic bullet the doc gave me will be running out. Got my prescription for pain killers anyway. It really wasn't as bad as I thought. Had modified radical masectomy. Will be finding out more at the doctor's on Monday. She was really pleased and said cancer gone 99.99%. She took out underarm lymph nodes, even though there was no evidence of cancer. She said we will get the other .1% with treatment. She isn't taking any chances.

Just good to have at least this past me. Will find out about what kind of treatment probably Monday when I see her, then the oncologist.

Glad to be back.

Very very gentle hugs to all.
Maryann
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  • tommaseena
    tommaseena Member Posts: 1,769
    Success
    I'm glad your surgery was a success so far. The hardest part is waiting for the final pathology report. Take pain meds if needed. The surgeon can recommend the options but the oncologist is more specialized in that area so listen to both and get answers to questions. Also, don't be afraid to ask for a copy of your path report--you need to start a journal for all your medical information. Even get copies of the consult/office notes from all the specialists so there is no question as to what was said to you.

    Take it easy.
    Margo
  • sausageroll
    sausageroll Member Posts: 415

    Success
    I'm glad your surgery was a success so far. The hardest part is waiting for the final pathology report. Take pain meds if needed. The surgeon can recommend the options but the oncologist is more specialized in that area so listen to both and get answers to questions. Also, don't be afraid to ask for a copy of your path report--you need to start a journal for all your medical information. Even get copies of the consult/office notes from all the specialists so there is no question as to what was said to you.

    Take it easy.
    Margo

    So glad!
    Very gentle hugs to you Maryanne. Keep in touch and rest well.
  • sausageroll
    sausageroll Member Posts: 415

    Success
    I'm glad your surgery was a success so far. The hardest part is waiting for the final pathology report. Take pain meds if needed. The surgeon can recommend the options but the oncologist is more specialized in that area so listen to both and get answers to questions. Also, don't be afraid to ask for a copy of your path report--you need to start a journal for all your medical information. Even get copies of the consult/office notes from all the specialists so there is no question as to what was said to you.

    Take it easy.
    Margo

    So glad!
    Very gentle hugs to you Maryanne. Keep in touch and rest well.
  • outdoorgirl
    outdoorgirl Member Posts: 1,565
    Good to hear
    that your surgery went well and is behind you. And your lymph nodes were clean did you say? That's some of the best kind of news right now!!
    I hope that you start feeling better soon!
  • CR1954
    CR1954 Member Posts: 1,390 Member
    Maryann........
    I'm very happy that you did so well during surgery. You are on the road to recovery from that and then get treatments started. On your way, girl! And thank you for keeping us updated. I remember that it wasn't quite so easy to type for awhile after lymph nodes were removed!

    Sending gentle hugs back to you.

    CR
  • Jadie
    Jadie Member Posts: 723
    (((((((((gentle hug)))))))))
    Hi Maryann I am glad that you have the surgery behind you. Sounds like you are in good hands with your onc. She sounds like one who cares.

    Take care
    Jadie<3
  • CR1954
    CR1954 Member Posts: 1,390 Member
    Jadie said:

    (((((((((gentle hug)))))))))
    Hi Maryann I am glad that you have the surgery behind you. Sounds like you are in good hands with your onc. She sounds like one who cares.

    Take care
    Jadie<3</p>

    Jadie.....
    I smile every time I see that picture! Love it!

    CR
  • padee6339
    padee6339 Member Posts: 763
    Sending You a Hug...............
    Did you feel it?

    I'm so glad this is behind you and you can get on with healing and treatment. Relax and feel better real soon!
    Pat
  • bfbear
    bfbear Member Posts: 380
    padee6339 said:

    Sending You a Hug...............
    Did you feel it?

    I'm so glad this is behind you and you can get on with healing and treatment. Relax and feel better real soon!
    Pat

    and take your pain meds when you need them. Let others take care of you and try to enjoy it!

    With very gentle hugs,
    Debi
  • Akiss4me
    Akiss4me Member Posts: 2,188
    Sounds like you are handling this very well. Now it is time for you to rest and be waited on. Just kick back and heal. We are glad you let us know how you are doing. We'll understand if we don't hear from you for a little bit....shhhh, that means your resting! :) Pammy
  • Jeanne D
    Jeanne D Member Posts: 1,867
    CR1954 said:

    Maryann........
    I'm very happy that you did so well during surgery. You are on the road to recovery from that and then get treatments started. On your way, girl! And thank you for keeping us updated. I remember that it wasn't quite so easy to type for awhile after lymph nodes were removed!

    Sending gentle hugs back to you.

    CR

    Good news!
    Maryann, glad that your surgery is now behind you. And, your nodes were clean? Now, you just rest and take those pain pills. And, good luck with your appt. on Monday. Be sure and let us know what you find out. And, like Margo said, get a copy of your pathology report for your own records. Good luck Maryann and take care!
  • Butterfly12
    Butterfly12 Member Posts: 56
    Glad to hear
    Just wanted to say glad to hear that you are home and doing okay. Just relax, take the meds and enjoy some books or tv. I am glad that you had a successful surgery. Was beginning to wonder about you, glad for the update. Keep us posted :)
  • RE
    RE Member Posts: 4,591 Member
    Gentle hugs right back at ya!
    Maryann I am so glad to hear that things went so well and that you are in less pain than you had anticipated. Sounds like you have a very caring doctor there which is a part of the battle. Keep us posted and be kind to yourself.

    RE
  • GreeneyedGirl
    GreeneyedGirl Member Posts: 1,077

    Glad to hear
    Just wanted to say glad to hear that you are home and doing okay. Just relax, take the meds and enjoy some books or tv. I am glad that you had a successful surgery. Was beginning to wonder about you, glad for the update. Keep us posted :)

    Glad you are with your daughter to care for you, and that the surgery is over and behind you. Time to pamper yourself, stay in your jammies for a few days (if you want to) and watch all the good movies you've wanted to for so long. And NAP, NAP, NAP cause rest helps us heal.
    M
  • mimivac
    mimivac Member Posts: 2,143
    Glad to hear!
    Maryann, I'm glad to hear it is over and that you are doing well. Keep on resting and you'll be fine. Good movies, snacks, and pain pills will get you through. Post when you can and ask your doc. about sleeping aids if you continue to stay awake. You need adequate sleep to heal.

    Mimi
  • Moopy23
    Moopy23 Member Posts: 1,751 Member
    Good news!
    Maryann, I also am glad to hear your surgery went well and that things look good--no nodes involved. You can relax and take everyone's excellent advice: rest and let your daughter take care of you.
  • tasha_111
    tasha_111 Member Posts: 2,072
    Moopy23 said:

    Good news!
    Maryann, I also am glad to hear your surgery went well and that things look good--no nodes involved. You can relax and take everyone's excellent advice: rest and let your daughter take care of you.

    Maryanne.....
    The worst is now behind you! Well done. Now take it easy and enjoy your healing time. Rest as much as possible, It helps with the healing.

    No Nodes? You lucky Bugger!

    Hugs Jxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • survivorbc09
    survivorbc09 Member Posts: 4,374 Member
    tasha_111 said:

    Maryanne.....
    The worst is now behind you! Well done. Now take it easy and enjoy your healing time. Rest as much as possible, It helps with the healing.

    No Nodes? You lucky Bugger!

    Hugs Jxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    Welcome home Maryanne! I
    Welcome home Maryanne! I bet it feels good, doesn't it? Just rest and update us when you feel like it!
  • Alexis F
    Alexis F Member Posts: 3,598
    Welcome home MaryAnne!
    Welcome home MaryAnne! Wishing you a speedy recovery!
  • maryannrogers
    maryannrogers Member Posts: 115

    Welcome home Maryanne! I
    Welcome home Maryanne! I bet it feels good, doesn't it? Just rest and update us when you feel like it!

    Thank you everyone. Doing
    Thank you everyone. Doing okay at daughters. Pain pump emptied. That thing is awesome. Now on Percocet. Trust me, I'm taking them at the correct hours. No hero here. I'm a coward and don't tolerate pain very well.I was told before surgery that mri and pathologist report, you know that one that you get when they do the core biopsy, the path report said no evidence of lymph node invasion, but she took out the underarms ones anyway. She didn't say anything if they were tested at the time and quite frankly I didn't care. They were gone!

    Thanks to everyone for being so caring.

    Maryann