Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Bald & Boobless!

Bald and boobless....well, this is technically not true because I have a little bit of hair and a little bit of boobs! 
Surgery is over and I am glad to get past this hurdle.  My surgeon said that it went well.  I am in pain, but that is to be expected.  The nurses here at the hospital have been great and they keep me comfortable.  Scott spent the night last night and Kim has been here, too.  I might go home today.  I think at this point, they are leaving it up to me, but I won't get the IV pain medicine if I go.  They have been alternating IV and pills.  I HATE having an IV, so I will probably choose to go home today and recuperate there.  I am nervous about changing the dressings and emptying the drains, but that is Scott's job, anyway.  If he feels comfortable with it, we'll go home later today.  I haven't seen my chest yet, but my surgeon reminded me this morning that I will be really happy with the results later on.  I am a little nervous about it, but again, so glad to get it over with.  Pathology won't be back for a few days and I'll need to go meet with my oncologist to go over that.  I will learn then what the next step in my treatment will be.  I have thought all along that I would have to have radiation, but she told me a few weeks ago that it might not be necessary.  I have some anxiety about the pathology report.  I know already how lucky I am that the chemo did its job, but we will see if it got rid of everything. 
Just wanted to put up a short post.  I am happy to answer any questions about things that I haven't covered....surgery, chemo or otherwise. 
I am including this picture even though it's awful.  Just want you all to know that I am comfortable!  As a matter of fact, I am enjoying some Dunkin Donuts coffee at the moment.


  1. Katherine,
    Your amazing!!! I'm so glad the surgery went well. I hope the pain doesn't last long!!! I really admire your strength and positive outlook! You are in our thoughts and prayers!

  2. you are one hot mama!!!! jlf