Yep they are gone. The sentinel node exam at 7:30, and then I waited in the ambulatory center until about 10:30. On e they took me back and I watch as a army of people went about their day. Surgery started at around 2:30 and ended at around 5. It did take me a long time to come to though. I am just now feeling like I am myself. So, here is the skinny.
Both breast- gone
lymph nodes on the left side gone
port in - check
yep everything that was to be don today is done.
I am feeling relieved ( I am sore, very sore) so very relieved. I go all in on things so I am all in and lets get the plan of action going. It appears that I will be doing some Radiation (bummer) and some chemo. I have not spoken with the surgeon but may family has and they have relayed the information to me. Seriously don't know know much I would gather since I have and incredible morphine cocktail swimming through my veins.
Bumps: Sore, it is temporary. I think I have mooned everyone on the wing. I don't like feeling like I can't stay awake or focus
Battle: I am not nearly as hideous as I thought. The whole self conscious thing is already kickin in-
blessing: I know that the four corners of the globe lifted me up today because I could feel them.
Great nurses, doctors and staff. The were courteous even gracious. They did not walk on egg shells around me . They were exactly what I needed.I know there are many more- but I cant keep my eyes open any more.