Had my surgery yesterday. I was such a nervous wreck as I have only had surgery one - 33 years ago,
I met briefly with my surgeon in recovery and all I remember saying was things right now look good and now it's just waiting on the path report.
I think that my BCS she took 2 sentinel nodes out, but I was so out of it, I could be mistaken.
Not in a ton of pain - it's actually very similar pain to when I had my two biopsies,
One really huge part for me - and it was the worst thing - was the tracer injection. I would never do that without anesthetic again (hopefully there won't be a next time). It was SO painful. The RO did it slowly which I guess as a blessing.
It spurs me on to get off my beta blocker so that I can have Lidocaine, which is what everyone seems to use for local anesthetic.
So far so good with pain. They gave me a Scopolamine patch for nausea and told me to wear it for 3 days to prevent nausea, but it gave me a lot of unpleasant side effects - extremely dry eyes and mouth, sore throat, and the most disconcerting - dilated pupils which I hope will go away since I took it off.
I'd like to thank everyone for all the help getting to this point.
7/29/2021, IDC, Right, <1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC)
9/13/2021 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
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