Surgery 2 went very smoothly. The anesthesiologist gave me two different anxiety medicines before surgery so I was a little grumpier waking up because I just wanted to go back to sleep, but still I've had very little pain! I didn't have any heart issues this time, praise God! The surgeon took the last two drains out and put one new one in. He re-opened a part of the original incision so I won't have more scars. :0) He sutured that part closed and took out every other staple on the other parts of the incisions. I got my pathology reports today...He took 6 Lymph nodes during the surgery. 4 were from Level 1 and 2 were from Level 2. He didn't want to touch Level 3 because that increases the risk for Lymphedema substantially. The nodes from Level 1 tested positive for cancer, but the ones from Level 2 tested negative. This is good news! Fluid from the breast tissue drains to Level 1 nodes, then Level 2 nodes, then the Level 3 nodes, so since no cancer was found in Level 2 that is a good indicator that the cancer may not have had the chance to spread to other parts of my body. I'm praying radiation will zap the cancer from the Level 1 nodes and that this nasty disease will not have a chance to spread to any other area! I found my information about the Levels on THIS SITE.
I'm just hanging out with my Momma and enjoying spending time with her while I recover. Mostly just watching TV and a little sewing. I go back to the surgeon on Monday to get my drain removed and the rest of my staples. I'm not sure when he will clear me to begin radiation, but that will be the next step.
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- "For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, 'Abba, Father.' The Spirit testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs - heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory." Romans 8:14-17