update #63: Ok, so apparently...

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Great news!
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I just saw this. Please take care and I am so happy the surgery went well.
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That's terrific! I know what a relief that is. Please continue to keep us updated.
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That didn't seem so long at all, though I'm sure it did for you.
Glad things seem to be going well.
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That didn't seem so long at all, though I'm sure it did for you.
Originally Posted by Starmie
I know, intellectually, that it wasn't that long (10 days) and I really am grateful for that, but I loathed every single second of them, probably more so than I even anticipated. The plastic surgeon was telling me that some women have to keep them in for months, yes months, as in plural. My heart goes out to anyone that has to endure that.

I'm hoping to try and move from the lift chair to the bedroom tonight for sleeping...wish me luck!
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Nowadays I kind of worry where my mind's been at,
Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that. (Delbert McClinton - I Used to Worry from Never Been Rocked Enough)

Last edited by VTmom; 07-20-2013 at 08:18 AM.
Good luck!

Hope you managed a lovely sleep in your own bed.
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Great news! Good luck!
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I hope you buy a few pieces of pretty, sexy lingerie to dress up in when the final drains come out!
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Good luck with your recovery, hope you are able to be back in your own room now. Thinking of you, Lucy
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Glad to hear things are going well. Keep up the positive attitude. Hugs to you!
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My appt. with the surgeon on Wednesday went very well. I was not hit with any surprises from the pathology report I knew after the surgery that I had 2 out of 4 sentinel nodes test positive, so he had to go back and take 9 more. Only one additional node had cancer cells. They were all micrometasteses in contrast to macrometasteses, which is good, meaning small/microscopic cancer cells, not eaten up with it. So for bad news, it was good. He was also waaay pleased with my battle wounds...said I looked great. There is a little chatter talk of radiation, which I'm vehemently opposed to since that doesn't play well with implants. I love my surgeon for many reasons. One thing he told me was that he was a minimalist (yes!), meaning he tended to not go overboard with treatments he really didn't think were necessary. He did say that he and the other doctors conference every Thursday on their cases, so along with plastics, oncology, and radiology they would be discussing my course of action, but to definitely NOT worry about any of that right now as chemo would be first, and soon.

All in all, I was really happy. I'm feeling pretty good. I'm still sore of course, and the range of motion in my arms, particularly the right side where the lymph nodes were taken, is very limited. I imagine that may be a slow process. I started working out again today...yaaay! ... 12 miles on the bike, so I'm feeling a bit fearless right now

Thanks again for the love...y'all are the best!
The smallest deed is greater than the grandest intention.

I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. (Invictus - William Ernest Henley)

Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that,
Used to worry 'bout rich and skinny, 'til I wound up poor and fat,
Nowadays I kind of worry where my mind's been at,
Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that. (Delbert McClinton - I Used to Worry from Never Been Rocked Enough)

Last edited by VTmom; 07-26-2013 at 04:20 PM.
Great report!
I'm not sure if it's readily available but I know there are specific yoga routines/postures that have been created for post surgery. I think it's called pink ribbon.

Eta: not sure if you can get the lessons without the training piece, but if you email them, they may be able to assist. http://www.pinkribbonrecuperativeyoga.com/

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Great report!
I'm not sure if it's readily available but I know there are specific yoga routines/postures that have been created for post surgery. I think it's called pink ribbon.

Eta: not sure if you can get the lessons without the training piece, but if you email them, they may be able to assist. Pink Ribbon Recuperative Yoga | Become a Post-Rehabilitative Breast Cancer Recuperative Yoga Specialist

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Thank you!
The smallest deed is greater than the grandest intention.

I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. (Invictus - William Ernest Henley)

Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that,
Used to worry 'bout rich and skinny, 'til I wound up poor and fat,
Nowadays I kind of worry where my mind's been at,
Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that. (Delbert McClinton - I Used to Worry from Never Been Rocked Enough)
12 miles on the bike? WoW! You are strong, for sure!

I'm so glad to read your update. It's great that you have a surgeon who is in sync with you.

Sending e-vibes of strongest support, encouragement and {{{Hugs}}}
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Deep condish: Curl Junkie Curl Rehab
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets - classic glamor but I prefer my curls.
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I'm glad you're feeling better and you're getting some good news from your doctors.

I'm not sure if this is available with your insurance, but my sister had PT after her mastectomy. She was also referred to an exercise program through the Y for women recovering from mastectomy.

Hang in there. It sounds like you're doing great!
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WHAT GREAT NEWS! I'm so glad to hear this!!!

You rock!
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Good things happening in my world today...and what a long day it's been! I'm just now sitting down at home after having left at 8:30 this morning. First stop, plastic surgeon. I was quite taken aback when asked, after having my battle wounds surveyed, "So are you ready to get some injections today?" I'm glad I didn't know this might happen beforehand or I would've been a teensy bit scared, which would have caused me to fret and worry unnecessarily. The nurse informed me to not let the size of the needle scare me. I assured her that wouldn't be a problem as I had no intention of looking at the needle. Happily, it didn't hurt, and I'm feeling just a little bit busty tonight...

Next stop, lab work...boring...nothing newsworthy to report, just lab work. But the last stop was the best....oncologist. I was initially told if there was lymph node involvement that I would be getting the more aggressive treatment, which was every 2 weeks for 8 rounds. But my lymph node involvement is very minimal. So now I'll be on the less aggressive treatment of every 3 weeks for 6 rounds. Also, no PET or CT scan needed, and the best part? ....wait for it.....NO radiation!! Yaaaayyy!! It's apparent that he feels very confident that my surgery was successful. I was concerned when I started to hear chatter about the possibility of radiation as it does not play well with implants. So I'm feeling much better after today's events. My first chemo is Wednesday.

I'm healing and getting stronger all the time. I feel really good, mostly. The mobility and strength in my arms is still an issue, but I'm assured that it's normal. The other weird thing I get is twinges of pain where my port has been inserted. I asked about that today and was told it's probably sitting on a nerve and, depending on how I move, getting occasionally zapped. That's pretty much what it feels like...a zap.

Anyhoo, haven't been able to wipe the smile off my face...
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The smallest deed is greater than the grandest intention.

I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. (Invictus - William Ernest Henley)

Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that,
Used to worry 'bout rich and skinny, 'til I wound up poor and fat,
Nowadays I kind of worry where my mind's been at,
Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that. (Delbert McClinton - I Used to Worry from Never Been Rocked Enough)

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