I went to visit Mounds earlier this week and we discussed the next leg of my journey. Surgery will be on July 11 (Happy Birthday Katie S!). Mounds will be doing three separate surgeries at that time, so my chest will be a very busy place. The main surgery will be scraping off & scooping out muscle and tissue trying to find those stinkin rotten cancer cells. Next will be installing some faux tissue stuff. I think he called it AlloDerm. After that he will be relocating fat (of course he had to go an point out the fat again!) from an area just below my arm pit and use that to attempt to fill a big pit I have from the first surgery. He was talking about making a tunnel and pulling the fatty stuff through so it ends up in the pit. I have just been imaging a fat river waterfalling into the crater on my chest. That makes me giggle.
Recovery might be a little tough but it will be worth it if I end up cancer free. Fortunately, the dogs have been practicing sleeping on my lap. A lot. They will be good and ready to be warm compresses when the time comes.
After I recover from all of that I will start radiation. I was hoping to avoid it but apparently with cancer, all roads lead to radiation. Yippee. That treatment is every day – 5 days a week. I think the doctors were talking 5 weeks of that. I will know more when I go in for another consult.
Enough about stupid cancer. Time to talk about something fun! My granddaughter is coming out for a visit next week. Since she is a baby and can’t travel alone my son and his wife will be joining her again on this trip. I am so excited to see her again.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone.