If all goes according to plan, in 24 hours I will be in the recovery room and my breasts will be in the trash. I am still feeling good, ready to start this fight. Every once in awhile my mind wanders and I start thinking of the gory details but I am trying to not focus on that.
My son Tommy surprised me yesterday. I told him he did not need to fly home to be here for the big event. He ignored me. It is so nice to have my family with me right now. Tonight we will have a nice family dinner with both my sisters joining us. I am so grateful for my sister, Suzanne, interrupting her very busy schedule to come up from So Cal for moral support. I am so blessed.
Tomorrows festivities will begin with a procedure at 10 AM that has something to do with dye, a big needle and my lymph nodes. Actually it starts 2 hours before that when I have to apply special ointment to my boob (my surgeon referenced frosting a cake. I miss cake). I have to liberally apply this special numbing goo all over my left breast and then cover it with Cling Wrap. I have no idea why this makes me laugh every time I think about it but it does. Then I get to have the dye procedure done. When that is over I go to the hospital and check in. Surgery is at 1pm.
Surgery is expected to take several hours and then an hour in recovery. I should be settled in a regular room by 7. I will try to post an update tomorrow night.
Thank you for all of the support and well wishes. I truly appreciate it.