Surgery went well. When you have a lumpectomy they also do a separate incision to check your lymph nodes. They can actually check your lymph nodes during the surgery to see if there are any cancer cells present. They removed 4 lymph nodes and they were all CLEAR of cancer. Not a cell! We have between 20-30 lymph nodes under our arms and if any cancer had been present in the 4 that were removed they would have removed them all and THAT would be another story that I don’t have to tell (thank you Jesus!).
The surgery was done on Tuesday, July 3rd and the next 3 days I was feeling fabulous. I remember telling my mom that I felt guilty being off work because I felt so good . . . LOL, welllll the drugs they gave me were REALLY good and probably were still in my system for those 3 days. They had also given me a “patch” for nausea (side effect of the anesthesia) that was put behind my ear. I was suppose to remove it in 3 days, which I did and because I was feeling soooo good, when my daughter came down to visit we all went to Smashburger (because it’s just the best burger ever!). Very, very, very oh so very bad idea. I thought I was going to die! OMG . . . I was told to watch what I ate the first 24 hours (I did) . . . well I was told by a dear nurse friend of mine that I had eaten everything they tell surgery patients not to eat, grease and dairy was at the top of the list. Let’s just say it took another month before I walked into a Smashburger again. Oh yes, I’m back – love that place.
I spoke with the surgeon’s office that Friday after surgery to check on my pathology report. I spoke with Jane and when I asked her what the results were she hesitated – seriously – omg that gave me a stomach ache. Then she said “there wasn’t any cancer”. I said, “oh good, so they got clear margins”? She said, “no, there was NO cancer” . . huhhhhh!!!??? She then told me that “my dot” must have been so small that it was ALL removed in the needle biopsy . . . huhhhhh!!???
Wow, that was crazy, unbelievable . . . she said that it has happened before but very rarely. Hmmmm, well thank YOU all for your prayers because I totally felt blessed!! Hmmmm maybe I won’t need any other treatment!! . . . wrong.