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Mar 21, 2018 08:22AM
MountainMama, yes typing on this site is weird. I really thought I had responded to you yesterday but apparently it didn't take. Thank you so much for helping put into words what I've been feeling. I've had some very bad days emotionally, but I don't feel like I've really hit rock bottom, and I wonder whether I'm bottling my true feelings and they'll come out later in in unhealthy ways, or if I've just been lucky to have a swift recovery and a good support system, and I'm coping with it appropriately. This site has helped in tremendous ways, of course. I keep thinking about what this must have been like 20, 50, 100 years ago, when there was so much less information, and it was so much harder to connect with people going through similar things. We are very lucky in so many ways.
Kaywrite, congrats on your good news! What a relief! I'm actually working on a novel as well. Sorry if I missed the link to yours somewhere, but please share it again!
NursePatient, my TEs don't bother me as much as the drains did, but it's definitely an odd feeling, especially the ridges. Yesterday I had some twinges of pain, and when I went to rub the area I thought it was coming from, I was numb there, and couldn't find the painful area.
Bella, welcome! I agree that not being able to do basic things like drive yourself to the drug store is maddening. I'm glad you have people who are willing to help. Please keep us posted on your recovery journey.
1/12/2018, DCIS/IDC, Right, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
2/9/2018 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement