Thursday, 13, November, 2008
I met with my doctor for my 2 week follow-up after surgery. She finally took the drains out after my nurse & I ganged up on her and begged. Luckily my nurse has had a mastectomy and knew what I was going through. It feels so much better having them out, but now I have huge holes and I'm crossing my fingers that they close up properly, as I am prone to scars. I also found out that I'm allergic to every kind of medical tape. My chest is blistered and rashed, ouch!
Okay the pathology report...as I knew from the MRI, there were 2 tumors in my right breast, one was 2.4cm & the other 1.8cm and the left breast was normal. I was taken back when she told me about my lymph nodes. Originally, the MRI showed 4 tumors in the nodes. Well, she took out 29 nodes and 21 of them had cancer and the result was inconclusive if the cancer had traveled into my blood. I did have all the tests done prior to surgery (bone scan, ab ultrasound, chest x-ray) which were all clear at the time, but that was 2 months prior to surgery. My doctor mentioned that the oncologist might want to redo all the tests. But either way, it looks like chemo is inevitable, as well as radiation to the armpit.
So the next step for me is to get fake boobies while I wait for the oncologist appointment.