I finally felt well enough to venture to the family room today for a quick update!
Wed, 16th of Aug was surgery day, My Doctors were amazing and the surgery went very well! They did the surgery in under the scheduled 8 hours!
Thursday I was up and sitting and walking the halls
Friday night I had a small party of people in my room....16 people to be exact, but in the wee small hours of the night, it became rough on me.
Saturday morning I did my cure little parlor trick and went into A-Fib, within a half an hour my heart went back into normal sinus rhythm, but I was taken out of the regular hospital and moved to the heart hospital......needless to say that small bump on the road to recovery took it's toll on me......I hated Saturday! So much for going home huh?
Sunday I was already out of my funk and was doing battle with the cardiac doctors that wanted to perform tests on me, that I would not of been able to do at the time.....I let them do a brain scan, a lung scan and ultra sounds on both legs to rule out a blood clot that could of caused a heart attack, stroke or my demise, but I put my foot down on doing any more testing until I healed from surgery, I had the backing of both my surgeons and one of the heart specialists to put the rest of the testing on hold.
Monday very good day because now I was finally being left alone to rest and heal
Tuesday was another good day and eventually they removed 2 drains and sent me home at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night in my own bed ahhhhhhhhh! :)
Fast forward to today (Aug 25th), my first excursion out of the house to have the final drain removed and to get the results of the rest of my tests........I AM CANCER FREE!!! Only 1 sentinel node tested positive for cancer. They removed 22 other lymph nodes and they all came back clear! Yipeeeeeeeeee! NO RADIATION! Yipeeeeeeeee! But because of the fact that I had 3 tumors of significant , but not scary size (5 cm's or larger) I will still need chemo....I want chemo..........I want to make sure that there isn't even the slightest chance that I have even one tiny cancer cell left.
I just wanted to thank you all for the blessings that I received during this time in my life! Did I mention that fact that this tummy tuck is soooooo awesome that the nurses had a hard time giving me heprin (sp?) shots in my stomach??? Now that's a tight tummy tuck! lol
I will try to update soon, but I don't want to over do anything to cause another set back.............I hope you can feel how very grateful I am for those who wished me well!