It's over! In my "game to recovery" from breast cancer, I have rounded first base! My surgery went off without a hitch yesterday. I went into the or around 11:15am and it took about 2 hours. They did the lumpectomy, using the same incision from my last procedure and cleaned that site out. They also put in a port for future blood work and chemo, and then took all the lymph nodes out from underneath my arm. We took them all out because the biopsy showed a couple of them positive for cancer, and when she was taking them all out yesterday she said she saw the couple that looked abnormal, but the others looked fine. So I am praising God today for the smooth procedure, and that the outcome will be just that. I have never had general anesthesia before, so we weren't sure if I would have any side effects from it or not....I did. I was so nauseous from the time I woke up until about 9:30pm. It took a couple of different kinds of medicine to take it all away, I'm sure glad they figured it out! That was probably the most miserable I have ever been. My pain isn't too bad, mostly just really uncomfortable. But not too bad that I couldn't sleep; I was exhausted. It was the constant checking of my vitals, emptying my drain, shutting off my beeping iv that woke me every once in a while. But it must be done.
We will be going home today, thankfully. It will be little crazy getting out of here today. We are on the campus of WashU here in St. Louis, the site of tonight's vp debate. It kinda exciting with everything going on...satellite trucks all over the place, secret service sweeps, and the general preparations, it's really neat! We are watching cbs on tv and they are broadcasting right across the campus from us, but I'm ready to get back to my babies and my house. I hope the ride is comfortable and quick! Thank you again for all your thoughts and prayers...I felt so calm going into surgery yesterday, and I know that kind of peace only comes from God. I'll post again later, probably when we get home. Home, yay!!