I almost called this post murphy’s law but then thought
a) that would jinx it
b) it would give you the impression that it was all bad news.
The Murphy law part of it – anything that can go wrong will go wrong – is just the little things that keep happening that stop me being able to relax. After writing on Tuesday about the amount of energy I had, I woke on Wednesday morning full of a cold. I can’t afford to be sick this close to my operation and so off to the doctor I went and sure enough I had a upper respiratory tract infection. On more antibiotics!!! I am still going away with YD this afternoon but will take things slowly if I need to.
Yesterday morning I woke up and after putting a load of washing on, sat down at the computer and when I put my hand down by my leg – I scratched myself with my engagement ring – puzzled as to why it was scratching me – I looked and found the large sapphire from the middle of my engagement ring had fallen out.
Have retraced my steps yesterday morning and no sign of it, so we have a feeling that it has gone down the drain or is stuck in the drainage system of the washing machine.
As I was saying to OH, I cant help thinking that all these little things (the infection, my teeth, my cold, my ring) I don’t know whether its karma to balance the really good thing thats coming (remission after surgery) or whether its an omen for things to come. Silly thought I know, but the fact is you have all sorts of ludicrous thoughts go through your head at a time like this.
Now on the upside – had a very useful and informative meeting with the Breast Surgeon and her nurse yesterday afternoon she is not happy that my portacath hasn’t completely healed but as long as it is not infected and continues to heal for the next 2 weeks surgery will go ahead……
Drumroll please……….Gertrude comes off on……….
Tuesday, 21 April 2009
We talked more about the surgery and what she will do. Southern Cross will cover everything so that is really good. She will take my whole breast off on the right side down to the chest wall and extending it under the arm to get the little roll of fat that is part of my breast there. She will take out approximately 20 – 30 of the lymph nodes from under my arm leaving about 20 in place.
On the left side she will remove the benign fibroadenoma and do a reduction including liposuction of the little fat roll under that armpit.
They gave me the bra I have to wear after surgery plus my first prosthesis – its a little envelope filled with soft cushion wadding material. This is what I will wear while I am healing
This is a picture of the bra I had to buy to fit Gertrude in (the white one) and my new post- surgery C/D cup bra (black) Geez it looks tiny beside the white one.
I have decided to call my little cushion boob Cushla and when I get my silicone prosthesis it will be called Pruscilla (Pruscilla prosthesis or Cilla silicone). Cushla looks quite big at the moment because they gave me extra filling so that after surgery I can play around with the filling levels and get it looking as close to possible to the left one.
A week after the surgery I should have the results of the histology after they have looked at everything under a microscope so here’s fingers,toes and everything crossed that it is all good news.