Yesterday (June 18th), I had additional surgery to remove more lymph nodes from my left side. On my original surgery, May 28, they removed the sentinel lymph node and first glance showed no cancer. The final pathology report came back with 2 small specks of cancer so Dr. Lawson wanted to remove more lymph nodes to see if any cancer had spread. If they find cancer in these lymph nodes, I will probably have to have radiation treatments.
This surgery was a simpler surgery. According to Dr. Lawson everything went well. I was given the choice to stay a night in the hospital or go home that day. I chose to go home. I think Kevin regretted that decision later. I had a hard time getting over the anesthesia this time. I spent 2 hours after the surgery trying to wake up. When I finally was alert enough (which wasn't very alert), they brought Kevin in to help get me dressed and got me out of the hospital. I slept the whole way home, walked in the house and made it to the couch were I slept off and on the rest of the afternoon and evening. The anesthesia also made me nauseous this time and Kevin had to call the doctor to call me in some nausea medicine. I did get a decent night sleep, and I woke up this morning feeling much better and alert. The kids spent the night at my parent's house Wednesday and Thursday night. Tammy Robertson took the kids today and they are going back to spend the rest of the weekend with my parents, so I get a nice quiet weekend to recuperate.
I go back to see Dr. Lawson sometime next week. She removed both drains left from my last surgery but added another drain. She said that she did something different so it will not drain as much. When I am ready to have this drain removed is when I call to make the appointment.
On a funny note, I am not pregnant. I was told that three times yesterday. It's funny because, that was the last thing I was worried about especially since Kevin took care of that about four years ago.
Thanks for continuing to pray for me. I will see an oncologist on July 1st and will get my treatment plans.