Wednesday, August 2, 2006

I'm Baaaaack! (Biopsy)

I would highly recommend a mammotome biopsy for anyone who needs to have one done! Looks kinda like one of those long lighters that you start fireplaces and grills with....but I was in and out in less than a half and very minimal blood loss and 6 "MOST EXCELLENT" samples taken (3 from each breast) ok, because I am sooooo nosy I wanted to watch the whole thing, the samples looked very similar to wax worm for all my fishing buddies out there. Yellowish/white in color.......He will have the results rushed through and I will know what kind of breast cancer I am dealing with by 1:00 ish tomorrow afternoon.


McDreamy told me to get in touch with my GP then get an appointment with the Oncologist and a plastic surgeon....I will definitely need chemo.......radiation is still iffy because they will not know about the nodes until they remove the breast. (3 nodes effected no radiation, more than 3 I will need radiation too)


Down side to this is the Oncologist can't get me in until August 25th!!!! I told them that McDreamy wanted all this done as soon as possible and they are now talking to Oconcologist's Nurse to see if they can sneak me in sooner.........McDreamy wants this boob gone next week!


Because I will need chemo they can't do the new boob surgery until after my treatments are over....they will be stretching out the skin with a saline solution or even tissue from a mini tummy tuck! BONUS!!!!!! After all treatments are finished they will either redo the healthy right boob or remove it and start all over again on that one.


And because I am nosy, I had to ask what they plan on doing with the areola and the nipple from the old boobs. Do they use them on the new boobs? With cancer nope! The thought of cadaver areolas and nipples is just too much for Jim to deal with and I must say that would kinda freak me out a little bit.....It would feel like Jim is cheating on me or something! lmaoooooo So this is what they do......... They reconstructed a [piece of your own skin into a nipple shape and they tattoo on an areola!!!! Amazing isn't it???


I can just see now, while I am out in polite society when this is all over and done with and I get that, "OH MY GOD, she has her nose pierced!" look and then it's open season from there on out.............Yes, I have my nosed pierced and I have two two (or possible 3) tattoos too?  One is of a shamrock on my ass and the other one is a nipple on my breast (or breasts) Wanna see em?? I can just see all the color drain from their faces now........life is going to bet a lot more interesting around here for me! lol lol lol


I still don't know if it's anywhere else in my body, I won't know that until I meet with the Oncologist and he orders, chest scan, blood work, body imaging scan and a few others....right now I am wrapped in an ace bandage and told I could not go bowling tonight like I do on the league with my girlfriends.........he said you can go cheer them on, but NO BOWLING today.....of course I asked if I could still have a cocktail and he said yes..but NO BOWLING........the irony of all this with my girfriends bowling team is our team name is "DOUBLE D DELIGHTS" now it lookes like we are going to have to change it to 3 DOUBLE D's and a C!" ..................My Bad!


 


XOXOX


Kim

19 comments:

thegirlnexdoor77 said...

Just wanted to let you know you are in my prayers and thought..Hugs to you friend....TerryAnn

wipforever said...

Kim - something went wrong with your post!!!  So, are you having a lumpectomy or mastectomy?  Is it your choice on what to have?  

How did you come to have the mammogram in the first place?  You said that the cancer wasn't there a couple of months ago.  Did you feel a lump or was the mammogram a routine thing?

I hope I'm not asking too many personal questions.

I'm glad you are keeping an upbeat attitude about all of this.  It is going to see you through.

Blessings to you and much love,
Sheila

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imshadowraven2 said...

well i am glad u r looking on the upside of things and i hope all goes smoothly.......Robin

pippa1116 said...

my mother-in-law went through all of this with her right breast. At one point, they had to remove the breast implant in the reconstructed breast.  when you replace implants, you have to go larger because the space they have to fill is larger.  In order to give her symmetry, that was when she got the "other" side taken care of.  She joked that once she got two implants, she was going to return to work with a real tight sweater on and show them off!!!!  tina

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plieck30 said...

Good attitude you have. Wishing you the best of luck. Paula

sunflowerkat321 said...

Your attitude toward all this is just amazing!  I know it's going to make a world of difference in your recovery.  What an inspiration you are.

csandhollow said...

Kim, My prayers are with you. i know that this has to be a tough thing to go thru. You are a strong woman but should you ever need a shoulder to cry on, I am here.

psychfun said...

You are too funny girl! Thanks for sharing! I can't imagine saying "Yes, I'll donate my nipples!" HA! Prayers continue!

lanurseprn said...

Hi Kim. Catching up on your journal here. I'm shocked at what you are going through right now!  I love your attitude. Keep it positive girl!  
Pam

rrap33 said...

Hey Kimberleigh,

Just a quick note to say thanks for a few things. First for, stopping by and leaving a comment over on my side of the world. Secondly, for inviting me over here to read your fabulous blog. Mostly though to thank you for the way you are approaching this thing with a sense of humor and exceptional bravery. I have often said and always believed that "laughter is the best medicine." That said, with your attitude about the whole situation and the inspiration you are providing, that Cancer doesn't seem to stand  a chance!


Rob

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ann7inflorida said...

It's all going to be fine!!!! Plus you'll have hot, new tits...a new tat.... of a tit.... ;) -and- a tummy tuck.

I think you are awesome, lady. Sending you a BIGGGGG HUGGGG!!! ~Ann

thinkingoutloud said...

Wow!
That's amazing.  The reconstruction process is unbelievable.
:::shakin' head:::
I love your attitude.  
Love n prayers-
Niki

candlejmr said...

Yep, its Kim alright...making me totally crack up as she explains her breast cancer ordeal to me!  How in the world do you manage to make breast cancer FUNNY???

I must have been confused.  I thought it was in both breasts and they both had to go.  I am so glad I was wrong!  

I really like the sound of this Dr and the fact he wants to move FAST.  I never understood these Dr's that scheduled cancer surgery weeks and weeks in advance.  GET IT THE HELL OUT...That's my thought on the subject.

I hope that you are really as OK as you are sounding and you are not trying to "put on a happy face" for us.  

Could you do me a favor?  Go to this website:  www.chemoangels.com and sign yourself up.  PLEASE do this one, really good, thing for yourself!!

((hugs))
Jeanne

candlejmr said...

Yep, its Kim alright...making me totally crack up as she explains her breast cancer ordeal to me!  How in the world do you manage to make breast cancer FUNNY???

I must have been confused.  I thought it was in both breasts and they both had to go.  I am so glad I was wrong!  

I really like the sound of this Dr and the fact he wants to move FAST.  I never understood these Dr's that scheduled cancer surgery weeks and weeks in advance.  GET IT THE HELL OUT...That's my thought on the subject.

I hope that you are really as OK as you are sounding and you are not trying to "put on a happy face" for us.  

Could you do me a favor?  Go to this website:  www.chemoangels.com and sign yourself up.  PLEASE do this one, really good, thing for yourself!!

((hugs))
Jeanne

am4039 said...

At least that is done and they can start work right away. Your to funny. Good luck.

sunnyside46 said...

is it real sore?
well, there has got to be a tit for tat joke in there somewhere
Marti