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Meanwhile, on the cancer journey there were two developments. I am still logging 33 cc's a day from the drainage tube...and it can't come out till I have 30 or less. GRRRRRRRR. Then, I developed yet another rash around the insertion point, this time from paper tape holding the gauze. My skin cannot tolerate ANY tape. I removed the dressing altogether and have a call in to the doc to be sure that is okay.
The second unhappy side effect of my mastectomy: the front of my right leg has popping out ugly veins all of sudden. They never did that before the blood clots, which appeared after surgery. When I elevate my legs, they go away, but I can't spend my life with elevated legs. Calling the other doc on this development. I am so full of surprises!
Tuesday I meet with the surgeon again, and I hope to hear the treatment plan from here on out. Prayers would be much appreciated. They gave me the hope of no chemo...but I am afraid to hope too fervently for that. Maybe you all could hope for me.
See, it is all the support and prayers and love I have received from others that has sustained me. I would have been terrified through much of the surgery and aftermath, except for sister Amy. She was always calm, competent, and gentle. She always advised correctly, did all the yucky tasks no one in their right mind would want to do (such as empty the drainage tubes), and did it all with a smile. I have had FUN this past ten days. How many people undergoing a mastectomy can say that?
That same sister is now making me banana-strawberry muffins. She could confidently hang the suzy homemaker painting in her home and no one would laugh at her.
I just wish I didn't have to lose a breast to get her out here for ten days...but God in His wisdom knew who I needed when, and sent her. I can probably trust Him on the rest of my life too.
Good news! Doc called and said no matter what, the icky tube comes out Thursday!