Friday, June 24, 2011

On the road to recovery

The surgery to remove the chest tumor was yesterday.

The good news is that the surgeon said there was a "plane" of good tissue under the tumor and that cancer was not in the sternum. The other good news is that he was able to pull enough good tissue (I think the TRAM flap from reconstruction) so that the skin graft is only about 3cm in circumference. He thought it would be a lot bigger.

So good news all around. However, the nausea stayed with me until partway through the night. It is a lot better now. Not sure if I will be discharged today or tomorrow although right now, I am already readynto go home. Sometimes talking to strangers about my problems and history is just too exhausting.

Hmm, I think I will change my own dressing in my armpit. The nurses here are busy. I will finish my jello first and then get it all ready.

Thank you all again for your continued support!


Caroline said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. Yes definitely don't wait for the nurses - take care of yourself as much as you can.

Carver said...

I am sending out good thoughts for a speedy recovery!

Dee said...

Thank you, bit! I am already feeling better, but still taking it easy. I appreciate your continued support!