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 I've either been sleeping a lot or not at all - basically I'm swinging back and forth between those two - which is partly why I haven't gotten around to posting again. I am fine, though, just recovering. The pathology reports came back and they were good - not a very invasive form of cancer, and they think they got it all. I still have to have radiation treatments though. The way the surgeon put it was "a lumpectomy plus radiation equals a mastectomy" - I assume that she meant that the outcomes are comparable.

I did have to go back to the ER last weekend (I mean a week ago, right after the surgery, not this past weekend) because one of my incisions started getting infected. But I had a week of Bactrim and that's resolved itself. I apologized to Rob for making him come with me because we were there for hours, and really I could have gone by myself, as it turns out. But we didn't know that in advance, of course. Rob sat in the lobby and kicked his heels for a couple of hours - I kept calling him periodically and giving him updates - and finally I had them bring him back to the room so at least he could talk to me. They weren't really that busy - the reason it took so long was that they felt like they had to get hold of the surgeon, or at least somebody from the surgery department, and make sure they approved of what the ER was doing. And it was Sunday afternoon and naturally everybody was scattered to hell & gone. But eventually they gave me the antibiotic prescription and let me go.

The surgeon called me on Friday about the path reports, and then I went in to see her today, and she seemed surprised that I didn't have appointments with Radiation Oncology already. As far as I knew we were waiting on the pathology stuff - I love it when doctors think you're supposed to read their minds. (But I liked the surgeon a lot, overall.) And between Friday afternoon and Monday noon there's not a lot of working time for RadOnc to have called me! Anyway, I assume this will get sorted soon.

Date: 2019-03-05 12:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] oracne
I'm glad it went relatively well!

Date: 2019-03-05 02:01 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nonelvis
What a relief that they think they got all the cancer! I hope the radiation goes smoothly, too.

Date: 2019-03-05 03:57 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] bunny42
Good report! From what my friend said, the radiation treatments just made her tired. Other than being a huge nuisance, they weren't bad. Will you go back to work soon, or wait til after the treatments?

Been thinking about you. Take care.

Date: 2019-03-16 06:56 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] bunny42
You must be going nuts waiting for treatments. Hope all is well.


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