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The big day looms closer...

Sunday, May 17, 2009

My last chemo will be on June 2nd. I have an appointment with my surgeon on the 16th and a barrage of tests during the week of the 23rd. My oncologist wants me to have surgery on the 30th. For as long as I have been going through the chemo and whatnot, surgery seemed sooooo far away. The only other surgery I have ever had was to put in my port -- and that was under twilight sleep -- not full anesthesia. Now, I guess I need to admit, fully and openly, that I am SCARED! The thought of having surgery scares the beejeebies out of me. I know that it is a much needed and big step toward my recovery. I know that, in the end, it is exactly what needs to happen next. I still don't have to like it...
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  • JUNETWO68
    You are always in my thoughts and prayers. You know that! Keep me updated!
    4176 days ago
  • HISBEAUTY4ASHES
    Hey girl...I will totally be praying for you!
    4179 days ago
  • DAMISA
    Thanks so much for the suggestions! I am having a mastectomy -- possibly a double mastectomy, depending on the results of my genetic test (I want them both gone if I have the gene).
    4180 days ago
  • MOM2ACAT
    I was scared too, before my first surgery, which was a lumpectomy. Once you are in your room that day, let the nurses know, they should be able to give you something for your nerves, once they've gone over the usual medical history and you've signed any papers you need to sign. They gave me something through the IV for my nerves while I waited to go the OR. It worked, and pretty fast too. I remember a few seconds after they injected it, I told the nurse, "I think I better lay down now" and she laughed and said, "Honey, you already are!" lol.

    By the time I had my mastectomy, I wasn't quite as nervous, because I knew by the time they wheeled me to the OR, I'd already be "out" anyway.

    That's great that you are almost done with the chemo! Keeping you in my prayers that all the tests go smoothly and with good results, and that the surgery goes well too. emoticon
    4180 days ago
  • ISUNIQUE
    I don't know what type of surgery you are having, but if you can start walking as soon as you get the green light from your doc. I had my upper left lobe removed last year and I found it very helpful to do that. Ask questions when they are prepping you. It will give your mind something to think about. Keep drinking water and just listen to the nurses they will help you out a lot.

    Good luck

    Sarah
    4180 days ago
  • SABBATHGIRL
    God bless you! I will be praying for you!
    Cathy
    4181 days ago
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