Lumpectomy - Booprim

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Invasive (Infiltrating) Ductal Carcinoma . Posted on October 15, 2012 View this journey (7 Experiences)

Getting numbed up with local anethetics, then getting wires put in to bracket the lump was the worst part. It was down played and not fully explained what they would do. I mean really, why do we have to be awake for that? I never dreamt I would have needles poking near my nipple - 4 pokes! The wires going in didn't hurt because I was numb. Then they have to do a mammogram to make sure they bracketed it correctly (which is probably why they want us awake, but still). The surgeon told me I could take an anxiety pill before I came in (so it wouldn't be charged by the hospital). I'm glad I did. The incision was bigger than I expected. I think if I would have put a tape measure up against my breast it would have been what the surgeon said 2-4 inches, it just looks longer next to the nipple.

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

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