It helped to have the television to watch some sports highlights because it just made waiting easier. Hubby was getting hungry so he was happy to leave at around 11:15 when they came to get me to walk down to the operating room. And yes, operating rooms look exactly like they do on TV but this one had a lot of natural light because it had windows. I remember looking at the clock at just after 11:30 as I went under and I woke up just before 2 in Recovery. Like all operations that I have had, this one was no different because I always feel nauseous. But this is the first time that I didn't throw up so I was extremely proud of myself. All that deep breathing that I have learned at yoga really helped. That and a funny little trick that my recovery nurse taught me and that was to smell an alcohol wipe. He told me it tricks my brain and he was very right. Hubby came back down to see me around 2:30 when I was brought back to my room.....and we left Royal City Surgical Centre just after 4. All in all, it really was a very good experience, if you can call surgery good.....I stopped feeling nauseous at around 10:30 that night and I got out of bed to eat just as my emotionally spent husband was crawling in. I took Tylenol and Advil for 4 days and I really feel quite wonderful. I never really felt as much pain as I did discomfort.
Monday, February 5, 2018
I had a lumpectomy on Thursday, January 18th. Hubby and I got to RCH just before 7, we went to Patient Registration and then waited for Breast Imaging to open. I had a 7:45 appointment to have a wire biopsy done and a new mammogram with the wire. Fun, fun and more fun. No, not really but you do what you gotta do, right? Angela was my technician and she was very lovely...talking and explaining everything as it went along. The radiologist placed the wire in my lump with local freezing and it didn't even hurt. These professionals really do know what they are doing. This took almost an hour because I had to wait for the pictures to be processed so I could take them to my Dr at the Surgical Centre down the road.
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