• double mastectomy... not bad

    Asked by HearMeRoar on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

    double mastectomy... not bad

    It was not nearly as bad or traumatic as I imagined. Waiting for final pathology is worse than the surgery!

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    • cris' Avatar

      I am going to my surgeon tomorrow to find out when my bilaterial mastectomy will be, it's good to hear you say it wasn't that bad. I am still nervous, but thanks for making feel better, sending good luck to you on the pathology report!!!!

      over 3 years ago
    • HearMeRoar's Avatar

      Cris ask any questions you want. It is very fresh in my mind.

      over 3 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I'm glad for you that it wasn't as bad as you thought. I have found that to be the case with a lot of these procedures we have to have. They always seem to be worse in our mind than they actually turn out to be. There are those that are much worse, but for me mostly they are not as bad as I thought.

      over 3 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      Hugs! Glad you are doing ok. Sometimes our imaginations are our worse enemies. Hope you hear something soon and that it's good news.

      over 3 years ago
    • Nomadicme's Avatar

      Glad you made it through! Yes waiting for path can be tough. In my case, I thought all was good (sentinel node biopsy negative, during surgery), so it floored me when I was told I was stage IIb and needed chemo (expectation from biopsy was DCIS. I had the entire breast compromised, usually there's a good idea from the biopsy and imaging.

      over 3 years ago
    • Debbie's Avatar

      Glad to hear you are doing well. Hope the biopsy info comes soon.

      over 3 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar

      HMR, Glad to hear you made it through with no problems. As the song says :the waiting is the hardes part". I always tell people that between scans and getting the results I hold my breath (not really) but it sounds good. We all know how it feels to have to wait for the results, it does get easier as you get more used to the processes. For now concentrate on healing and let someone else worry about the tresult for you. Good Luck

      over 3 years ago
    • JennyMiller's Avatar

      Thanks for the update -- I was thinking about you. Keep the positive attitude -- it is so important on your journey. Good Luck on the Report --

      over 3 years ago
    • HollyGolightly's Avatar

      Glad that you made it through okay. The waiting is hard, but you are one step closer to being on the other side of your journey. We are warriors and we have the battle scars to prove it!

      over 3 years ago

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