Monthly Archives: June 2019

Post Surgery

April 23rd, 2019

Mood: Exhausted 😴

My surgeon was very pleased. I did very well and he got all of the cancer out. There is a pathologist in the operation room who tests the tumors and tissue so he can tell the surgeon if he got all of the cancer out.

They had a hard time waking me up but once I was awake I was really nauseous and my mouth was really dry. They had to keep giving me insulin to help regulate my blood sugar and to get my blood pressure and heart rate back to normal. Once I was in recovery I continued to have issues with being nauseous and disoriented. They almost admitted me for the night but they finally found a anti-nausea medicine that worked.

Today I am on pain meds and I have been sleeping on and off all day. Every time I sleep and wake up I have a headache and pain from the surgery sites. I also have 2 drains in that Matt empties and writes down the amount of blood/gunk that we collect each time. I ended up with a partial mastectomy but he cut in such a way that he will have a better plan in place for reconstruction surgery after chemo.

Marking Appointment

April 22nd, 2019

Mood: Indifferent 😕

We went to see Dr. Schwartz this morning for my marking appointment. He re-measured and marked where he will be cutting to take out the tumors tomorrow, as well as where he will place stitches to mark where he will cut during my reconstructive surgery.

I was very surprised when he mentioned possibly being able to do reconstruction when he takes the tumors out. There are no promises but it would be great if he could!

I am scared but surprisingly calm tonight. Dr. Schwartz really put me at ease during my appointment today.

I will update as soon as I can.

Dropping the Ball

April 16th, 2019

Mood: Stressed 😟

As if the last few days had not been stressful enough….

My surgery has been rescheduled to next Tuesday the 23rd. I don’t feel like going through all of the ridiculousness but basically someone was supposed to call me way before today to go over the medications that I currently take, with me.

It turns out that I am supposed to stop taking one of my medications 5 days before surgery. If I stopped today, I only would have been off of it for 3 days before my original surgery date….so yeah….I am disappointed that someone dropped the ball. I just want this surgery over with! 😔

PET Scan & MRI Results

April 5th, 2019

Mood: Relived 😌

I have wonderful news! My PET Scan & MRI came back clear of any additional cancer! My diagnosis is still serious, but at least we know now that I do not have any sign of metastatic disease. I will still have to go through chemo after my surgery on April 18th. My oncologist said that it is best to continue with our plan for chemo treatment because I am so young and healthy. The chemo, along with radiation which will be after my second surgery, and the medication for 10 years, will give me the best odds of the cancer not returning in the future.

We will know more after my first surgery, when the pathology comes back from the tumors that are being removed. Once those results are in I will be going back to see my oncologist on May 3rd to discuss chemo drugs and length of treatment.

Grateful

April 4th, 2019

Mood: Happy 😄

Hi everyone! 💕 First I would like to thank everyone who has donated to my GoFundMe so far. If you haven’t donated, please consider doing so, so that Matt and I can better manage the bills that we are responsible for as I move forward with this journey. Any amount that you can donate makes a big difference to us, so please do not think that it won’t help, because it will. {Link is on front page of my blog}

I have been overwhelmed by the encouraging messages I have received and the amount of people who truly care about me and what I am going through. Your love and support helps me through the bad days and good more than you know. I am riding a rollercoaster day to day with appointments, tests, etc…so knowing you are with me is beyond comforting.

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