Lumpectomy with Axillary Lymph Node Dissection-36 lymph nodes removed 1+ - Bethie

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma . Posted on June 2, 2013 View this journey (12 Experiences)

When my port was placed, my surgeon was concerned about the weight of my breast pulling the catheter out, so he placed it basically in the center of my chest. One week after my 1st chemo treatment, the stupid thing flipped! My oncologist was able to manipulate it back the way it was supposed to be, but he would not use it until it was fixed. So I went back to my surgeon and he went in and fixed it. When I woke up, I was all set to go to my second treatment. Thank GOD for my momma. That evening, my body went crazy. My pulse was racing, my throat was tight, I was laughing and crying at the same time. So, momma took me to the hospital, where the doctor called my surgeon and they figured out that the shortened catheter had probably tickled my heart. So, with some Atavan and a good nights sleep, the next day I was as good as new. Except for the gully the surgeon dug in my chest to place the new port, that I swear he tied down with bailing wire. Oh, what fun. Due to the removal of 36 lymph nodes, I have pretty bad Lymphedema in my right arm. It looks like I have a wing!

Went as Expected: Disagree
Minimal Recovery: Agree
Minimal Side Effects: Neutral/NA
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree

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