Day One: Post Lumpectomy

I promise I’ll only do this today, but this is where my mind is and I HURT! You do not realize how much certain parts of your body move, until some doctor cuts a hole in it. I just have one main word to get across in this post and that is OUCH!

I feel as if I have been wrestling with barbed wire. I don’t know who intubated me, but they may need a little more practice. I know they tried their best. Obviously got it in the right place, but my throat is incredibly sore from their practice. My twitching vocal chords did not help, I’m sure.

As the radiologists was inserting the guide wire, into a supposed numb area, I felt like she was jamming a piece of barbed wire in to help Dr. S. find the tumor. I’m glad I was asleep to have it removed.

WOW……..what an ordeal for a Stage One Breast Cancer. I’m just glad this was not 20 years ago. I saw that surgery in nursing school. Medical technology has improved immensely. Thank Goodness.

I’m not out of the woods yet. We are waiting for the last pathology report to find out the treatment I need.

Please keep up the prayers, cross you fingers, cross your toes, send a few angels my way……I need all the help I can get to make it through this.

Thank you all (had to let my Southern Belle shine) for your concern, support and prayers. You are all wonderful! Just a short post for today, I need another pain-giggle pill. I’m not one to like medication, but this stuff is good and I like to giggle!

From the bottom of my heart, thank you!


13 thoughts on “Day One: Post Lumpectomy

  1. Jill, I’m sorry that the staff increased your discomfort, but am happy you came through the surgery fine. You know I will keep praying for you and sending lots of virtual hugs as well!!! xo

  2. I can imagine how much it hurts. I had a biopsy two years ago and couldn’t believe how much that hurt, let alone having a lumpectomy.


  3. sorry to see this diagnosis. I had stage one breast cancer in 1999. I was 31. I remember this surgery. I will keep you in my prayers. My sister just went through all this too. She is now doing radiation. Because of my age back then I did chemo and radiation despite it being stage one. I will be praying you do not have to endure all that.

    I hear you about surgery being a pain. I am recovering from a hysterectomy in March. Doing better – just still get fatigued easily.
    Praying for a quick recovery, minimum treatment needed and strength for you both,

    • Julie,
      Thank you for sharing. Can I ask a question? Answer if you want, I’ll understand if you don’t. Was there a reason you chose to do the chemo and radiation? Or was it your choice? I’m concerned about that part because of the genetic syndrome I have. I have a 40% chance of forming more. Anywhere. I’m debating what to do. Praying about making the right choice. We go back on the tenth to discuss pathology and options……Thanks for listening.

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