Yesterday I went for my second surgery to remove more tissue and have my Sentinel lymph node biopsy. The lymph node came back OK at this point and will be sent for further testing. Now I will wait to hear about it and whether the doctor was able to get clear margins. (The waiting train. . .)
My first surgery seemed like a piece of cake. I felt pretty good when I came home and besides being tender, I was doing very well the next day. This second surgery has me a bit more tired and sore. Maybe it's because I had surgery a month ago and this time my lymph node was involved too. My pain killers seem to be making me sick this time. So I'm sitting around being lazy. Probably a good thing seeing as the temps are soooooo coooold outside!
When I heard I had to have a nuclear injection prior to surgery, I went on-line to see what to expect. I ran across a forum where many of the women said the injection was extremely painful. So I was somewhat terrified when I met the doctor yesterday morning to receive this procedure. He talked me through it and I'm hear to say that the injections were not that bad other than a slight stinging while the dye went in. As the nurse explained it, if you've ever had a TB test, it's done something like that.
Another piece of good news I received this morning was that my tests on my uterian tissue came back clear. In the midst of finding my tumor in Novemeber, it was discovered that I had an enlarged uterus and a slight thickening. So I had to have some more testing. Now I can focus on the task at hand.
Thanks everyone for your prayers and concern.
One year later...March 2010
7 years ago