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    Celebration (Surgery successful! Cancer-free!): Although many tried to talk me out of a double mastectomy for my 7mm IDC, my gut told me it was the right move. Yesterday I learned my left breast (the non-tumor side) was full of LCIS (Lobular Carcinoma In Situ), which are markers for likely future cancers. As a result of my double mastectomy on November 6, I am cancer-free. My SLNB came back clear as well. I will see my oncologist Thursday where there is a very slight chance she may recommend chemo, but for now my focus is on getting back to living my life.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Double Mastectomy): I'm amazed that I was in the OR at 10 am yesterday and on my way home at 11 am today. The worst is definitely over.

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      abrub

      They certainly get you out quickly! But just because you are home, doesn't mean that you should be up and doing too much. Accept being waited on. Your body needs to recover.

      almost 5 years ago
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      Oh, no, I'm not doing much of anything. I did my own drains today, but that's it. On top of all this, I have what they think is an esophageal yeast infection. I thought I was just sore from being intubated... I can barely swallow water. My doc called in some diflucan and I'm hoping it will be better tomorrow. Sheesh! Enough already!

      almost 5 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery (Sentinel lymph node biopsy): My SLNB begins today with the isotope injection. Bilateral mastectomies with axillary SLNB tomorrow. I've heard many horror stories about how painful this injection is. Some doctors prescribe a numbing cream; mine didn't. Does anyone care to share their experience with this injection?

    UPDATE- although quite painful, it was over quickly. Now on to surgery tomorrow!

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      Wishing you an uneventful surgery and an easy recovery.

      almost 5 years ago
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    Celebration (BRCAs came back negative! Yay!): Great news for my family and me!

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