I am now a small C on the left and what looks like a bony shoulder blade on the right. We are praying that I am cancer free!!!
I am home and happy to be. I think I went to heaven--which I will explain later. Got home abut 11:30 this morning. Everything went very well. Dr. Nancy was "aggressive" in what she took out, including a piece of my chest wall, so Dr. Woody had a really tight space to put in the expander. They did not doing any expanding yet for that reason and because they want to wait to see if I need radiation. : (
The left side (small,perky boob) hardly hurts at all. I swear to god he moved my nipple up four inches! Now the right side is still painful--mainly when I move--it feels like major muscle spasm and since I now have a total of 5 incisions, the whole chest area is a bit sensitive. I have one drain; it looks like a grenade hanging from my pajamas. It is there to siphon off all of the fluids that were in the other breast. I have to empy it four time a day--it seems gross at first (which it really is I guess) but it is easy to do. I do have to measure what comes out, plus clean the insertion point of the drain. The rest of me is covered by bandages.
Luckily, sister Sue is here and is doing this all for me. A nurse in the family is great. She also has made dinner and is taking care of the dog. (Jim and the boys went to a family birthday party)
Now let me tell you about my little piece of heaven. I have the VERY VERY best friends I have to say. I came home today to a clean house--and I don't mean a "picked up and swept" house but a CLEAN house. My windows were all washed, the curtains were all washed, every nook and cranny is dust and dog hair free, all the carpets were clean, and get this--I have all new bedroom linens, new king size pillows, a pillow that allows me to sit up in bed, the softest throw you could ever have. Plus, there are baskets of soaps, lotions, creams in my bedroom and kitchen. And then today I had three bouquets of flowers delivered so I am surrounded by nothing by beauty and cleanliness! A little birdie told me Lois and Lonnie are to thank--girl, you think of everything!!!!!!! What a perfect way to come home. It was so the icing on the cake, as I
already felt good about everything...this just made me feel even better. (When Jim got home from our victory over Kalamazoo Central (WHAHOO!) he saw the bed and so wanted to get into it after a long, long day of surgery, hospitals, and high school football. But, and this is just the sweetest thing, he didn't get in it as he couldn't do it without me there.) I love that man more than words can say.
I am still a bit sleepy so I am going to keep things short for now. I am so blessed to know all of you and to simply just be here.