• Surgery accomplished!!!! Good pathology report.

    Asked by Grandy on Thursday, May 9, 2013

    Surgery accomplished!!!! Good pathology report.

    I got a double mastectomy, with beginning reconstruction, Friday, May 3rd. I was surprised how much pain I had no matter what they gave me, and where in the time cycle I was.

    The great thing was that I could get comfortable enough to sleep. Only moving around hurt so bad. Sleep is a glorious thing!!!

    AND, I don't know how common this is, but they could find NO trace of the mass in the breast tissue. They ONLY saw scarring.

    10 Answers from the Community

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    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Congrats on the great pathology report. Sending healing vibes your way.

      over 3 years ago
    • cris' Avatar

      Great report, congrats...sending (((((hugs)))))

      over 3 years ago
    • Kathy's Avatar

      Keep feeling better from the pain!! Plenty of pain pills and rest and each day should feel a little better.

      over 3 years ago
    • BuckeyeShelby's Avatar

      I'm so glad the results came back w/no trace of cancer. Hang in there and give yourself time to recover. Be gentle w/yourself. Feel better soon!

      over 3 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      Good News Grandy, and I'm glad your at least feeling good enough to give us a report. I wish you smooooooottthhhh recovery.

      over 3 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar

      i had the same result upon pathology - they call this a complete pathologic response - meaning that the chemo did its job... depending on your details, it can also mean a pretty impressive decrease in risk of recurrence! so, that really is terrific news!

      over 3 years ago
    • Nomadicme's Avatar


      Have the nurses call pain management and get you managed! Pain is harder to manage if you let it go, best to deal with it appropriately (and you need sleep and comfort to recuperate). I made noises until there was no pain, which meant they were able to give me more pain meds than what they did originally, which leads me to believe they treat pain conservatively, it's up to you to voice your discomfort. What was nice for me, was that after that I was able to go home and have relatively low pain on just oral painkillers. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

      over 3 years ago
    • Grandy's Avatar

      Actually I cried which is unlike me. Then they added a muscle relaxer to it. I also stayed the 2nd night as I couldn't see trying to get home in that much pain. I tried to get my needs met, but it is better now. They talked about me moving around more, but like it was a TEN if I tried to move my left elbow at all. My right side was much better.

      over 3 years ago
    • kickasscowgirl's Avatar

      Hi grandy. Hope you are coming along better in the pain management. I had to write down what I took and when... but even if I hadn't meds wore off every 3 1/2 to 4 hours. Keep ahead of it. Hope you had a nice Mothers day in recovery. Gigi

      over 3 years ago
    • Grandy's Avatar

      Yes, it's better, and we always wrote I down. Failed a few times though in setting alarms. Nothing is that hard to do but there is a lot between meds, drains, a shower, etc. grands were here today... More needy folk than caretakers! HA!!!!

      Hope everyone else's day was pleasant.

      over 3 years ago

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