Tuesday, January 8, 2008


My surgical oncologist, Dr. Mason called me today. Right after I had left a comment at Billy's.

I have a surgery date, February 13, 2008 12:00 noon.

This second round of antibiotics worked and my biopsy sight is almost all healed with a nice size scar. The scar won't matter any how since both boobs are going to be gone and a bigger scar will be left. Happy Valentines day Mr. Bruce.

Three months to heal. What the fuck am I gonna do at home for three months? Depending on the extent of lymph nodes and if there is cancer there will depend on my arms working. In the neat breast cancer package all decorated in pink there is a book titled lymphedema care, hot packs and wrapping.

Mr.Bruce is taking the 13th, 14th & 15th off work to take care of me. He gets to empty out blood filled drains on Valentines day. What a lucky guy. Sorry there goes my sarcastic side.

I was just looking at the breast dictionary and looked up a word I saw all over one of my reports...hyperplasia: an abnormal increase in the number of cells in a specific area, such as the lining of the breast ducts or the lobules.

It's funny all the new words I am learning that I didn't know before. Like asymptomatic, not having any symptoms of a disease. Bilateral, both boobs.

What a way to learn...


billy pilgrim said...

it'll be nice when we get that star trek technology and they can just scan the body to fix everything.

texlahoma said...

I tried to comment last night but was having problems.
I checked and am glad to see that 2/13/08 isn't on a Friday. :)

yellowdog granny said...

always remember..I'm just a phone call away..

buddha_girl said...

February 13 is the day I'll be back home after being out of town at an educational conference. I will sing at the top of my lungs as I drive - be thankful you won't hear me.

I may not live nearby, but I have experience with the lovely drains. I'll help out over the phone if you need me!

apositivepessimist said...

Hey Hello to YOU!

For three months you get to grieve, laugh, be mad, be sad and yet glad yer alive.

Psst...love you!

Babs said...

I don't even know what to say. I'm so sorry you have to go through this. Big hugs to you.