Yeah, so, I’m doing OK, you guys.
I had the mastectomy on Wednesday afternoon, and preliminary test results show that my lymph nodes are clean! I should get the final test results on Thursday. Assuming the final results say the nodes are clean, too, that means no chemo or radiation for me, so I’ve got that going for me.
The surgery went well. No surprises. The good doctor biopsied three lymph nodes, instead of just one like last time, and all three were clean. I don’t know if you’ve ever had surgery before, but it is anxiety-inducing to say the least. Mighty, mighty good man David came up with a most excellent distraction, creating a Team Sonia album on Facebook.
Friends and family contributed to Team Sonia throughout the day, and David shared the images with me in the hospital. It was a great distraction, and it really cheered me up. Thank you to everyone who participated. Every image was awesome. To see the entire album, click here.
The recovery is going well so far. David is really good about doling out my meds so I’m staying on ahead of the pain. I’ve had a lot of delicious food because my friends organized a meal train, and they are excellent cooks on top of being excellent company when they visit. I sleep a lot. I had a followup doctor appointment on Monday, and just a short walk from the car to the exam room was completely exhausting.
Calvin stayed with my mom until Sunday evening, and he’s been very sweet since coming home. He doesn’t understand what’s going on, but he is being gentle with me. He kisses my forehead and likes to get close on the couch and hold my hand.
I’m surrounded by beautiful flowers and gift baskets from friends, family and coworkers. I am truly overwhelmed by all the love and support; all the people who have texted and emailed asking to help and checking in on us. I feel really loved, grateful and lucky. I thank you with everything I got. And, of course, I want to give a special, big, fat thank you to David who is doing all the work around here. It takes a special man to empty your drains and not be totally grossed out by you. Seriously, David deserves a medal. He’s a hero.