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so the pre ops are all done.....had a very very knowledgable nurse who really helped with that morning.  I think the home care is set......they come for wound and drain care.  The surgery is booked for Tuesday starting with dye injection around 7 am and OR is booked for 2pm and then home by about 5pm.....will be a long day. Have decided on a mastectomy but then will fall into the Christmas break.....I know for sure my surgeon and GP are going away so expect to be hanging out until mid January.

After 5 sweet years of NED, I am finding this one harder and harder.  Jeff was right when he said a stage one breast would be better than another stage four flare up so I guess the best i can do is pray and wait for the staging of this danged breast cancer. Feel like I am getting older getting more tired getting down friends just gettin down here.

sending love to all........mags

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to you Mags. Stage 1 for a warrior like you will be a piece of cake! Just a bump in the boob, I mean road!!

Best Wishes

Easyflip/Richard

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Hell of a thing, Mags, the timing of stuff like this never seems fair either. The last surgery for me was the Friday of Labor Day weekend, it felt like the world was heading for a party, and I got to go stay in a strange bed with an 7-inch mattress. I hope time passes quickly till this is behind you, I hope you find "something" that perks you up and makes you feel better,{then bottle and sell it to the rest of us]. One thing I know about myself is that I can't stay angry, sad, or depressed for too long because I get tired of those feelings. Probably means I'm emotionally lazy. Here's hoping you get tired of being tired soon....................Dave 

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   Like an old song "and every step i take ,takes me down". Even 17 years past cancer I don't think I have been able to take a step up and with each step down all I can do is make it the new normal. Last year I asked my nephrologist how much longer he thought I had he just said we are not going there, not I don't know. All we can do is take what we have and live it to the max. Merry christmas Ron.

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Back on the roller coaster, I hope thissurgery doesn't keep you down for long. 

Know that your friends here are routing for you in every possible way. 

Sue - Trubrit

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Prayers that you hear only the best news and that the surgeon does his best work.

Ask your surgeon if he can leave instructions that you get word on the staging before he goes on holiday.  Perhaps there is someone else in his office who can get the news to you so you don't have to wait and worry.

Love and prayers coming your way in bunches.

Hugs,

Marie who loves kitties

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So sorry this has reared its head again.  And it stinks, big time.  But you have danced this dance before, and will beat it again.

vtspa6
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I am so sorry to hear that you have to yet again fight this cancer!  I know it is easy to say, but stay strong.  Good luck with your surgery and recovery.

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And Prayers are with you and your family today.  

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my daughter came home last night bringing her one year old with her.  What a darling busy guy he is......boy did that my mind off surgery mighty quick.....the joy of a one year old as he dashed around after a beach ball.

Okay guy off we go.....let's get this thing done and staged.....talk later in the week......many thanks and move love,

mags

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I hope your daughter continues to bring your grandson around, he sounds like good medicine, just don't pick him up after surgery!  :-)  Seriously, I hope they caught it quickly and you're on the mend fast.  Traci

Cathleen Mary
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So hope that you are recovering with good news. Ah...the joy of a one year old! The best medicine.

thinking of you.

Hugs,

CM

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on the mend indeed.....day two after surgery and moving around quite well.  Having the baby around was a delight and very good to have my girl here.....changing drains and dressings.

The pathology will not be back until Dec 29 but the surgeon did say he could not  feel any cancer in the nodes that he took out so that was encouraging......he really did seem hopeful that we are early in the game but I really hope to just rest, heal and enjoy Christmas.  If I have further treatment I will just have to worry about it later......thank for your help .....

mags

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So good to hear from you. And so good to hear that your surgeon had positive things to say. Hold on to those words and enjoy your Christmas. You know that worry doesn't change anything, good or bad, so ENJOY ENJOY ENJOY. 

Smiley xmas tree 070.gif  Merry Christmas!

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Have been waiting on "pins and needles"..................

So glad all went well and you are healing rapidly. Rest and enjoy Christmas and especially having your daughter and little bundle of energy there. Soon you will be chasing him around.  LOL

Luv Ya,

Wolfen

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Hugs ron.

vtspa6
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Mags, glad you are recovering well.  That baby boy will keep you going!  Enjoy your holiday and sending healing thoughts your way!

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Great news Mags!!  :)   Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas to you and your family!

Cyn

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Glad to hear the news...

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Have a wonderful Christmas.  Finges crossed they got it early.  Traci

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Holding you in love my friend.  >3

 

Kathleen

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Healing and eating, family and holidays and love, the best rx one can have Mags. Positive words from the Doc. is a bonus. Get and be well..........................Dave

 

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Holy crow, I was very confused when I first saw this post.  I can't believe it.  I really think that if you're prone to cancer, you're prone to cancer.  It's such a harsh reality when you realize you're "the one". I've had precancerous cervical cells many times and I stay on top of that.  I worry about breast.  I am glad your surgery went well and that you are enjoying the grandbaby.  Hurry up and come December 29 and please let it be stage I and done! Not much of a consolation but it's time for living.  

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my dearest Mags my prayers and thoughts are with you and cheering you on as you kick some cancers *** hugs Tina 

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hugs

easyflip/Richard

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I'm so sorry I missed this earlier. I'm glad it's over and best of luck with the results! My fingers are crossed for you!

Jan

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thank you a million times over dear friends.  So we went for results yesterday but I am still unclear.....my doc was on holidays and the fill in doc seemed unwilling to actually share the pathology.  I really did NOT ask the right questions......you know that feeling you get when you are in the doc;s office? my brain seems to have gone out the window.

so I think the local pathology said breast cancer in the ducts ......surgery with clean margins removed it and no evidence of disease in the lymph nodes.   No suggestion of staging.....I thought all this pathology went to California now for genetic testing but maybe that will come later.

The doc suggested I make and appt with my regular doc for next week......then there is the surgeon on the 11th and then back to the onc I guess. Gosh it all takes so so long......

mags

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I hate it when my regular Doc is not there for an appointment (understanding of course that he has to take a holiday).  You develope a comfortable relationship with your regular Dotors, and I when there is a change, it really thows you for a loop, thus, not asking the questions that would normally just pop right out of your mouth. 

I know next week probably seems like an age away, but it will swing around really quickly, and I'm sure you will get all the info you need.

Really happy to hear there was no evidence of disease in the lymph nodes. That really is good news. Clean margins, yay! So now to figure out what the next step is. 

We'll wait with you, pray for good staging and hopefully no chemo. 

Sue - Trubrit

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Dear One,  i don'tknow if you remeber me...I haven't been around much... Just want you to know that I am sorry and praying for you...You are amazing and I know you will fight this with all you have.  You have been an example of strength and comfort.   Now ... you know what to do.......

 

Cathleen Mary
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So far, so good. Waiting with you, Mags. Wishing you a New Year full of abundant blessings.

hugs,

CM

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so four weeks out of surgery....today met with the breast surgeon who was moderately hopeful,,,seems it is invasive ductal carcinoma....no invasion of the nodes so that sounds really good.  The surgery is starting to heal......so so different than all the colon abdominals......plus so noticeable.....one big old boob and a concave hole on the other side. Stiff sore hard to lift arm......

on wed I will meet with onc......the surgeon's aim in complete mastectomy was to avoid radiation.....gosh knows i have had enough.....too much....so we shall see if chemo is on the plate.....

Jeff are you out there babes?????how are you doing......

love and hugs......mags

 

 

 

 

 

 

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and to hear that you are healing. What a trial, to have to go through Cancer surgery all over again. 

I have heard that losing a breast is terribly traumatic. Be good to yourself, give youself time to heal both physically and emotionally. You're always so postive, and we all know how far that goes. 

Sue - Trubrit

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