Post surgery

Tumor biopsy results 

Two weeks after my surgery , I had the much-awaited appointment with my doctor for the results of the biopsy to determine if I would need chemo. My doctor fidgetted with the sheet and I almost expected bad news. But she said it came out both ER and PR positive, which is good. That means… Continue reading Tumor biopsy results 

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Breast cancer

The day of the surgery: mastectomy with reconstruction

It started with the iv connection since one can't eat 7 hours prior. Unfortunately, my experience wasn't so good - maybe the needle used was too big but when the nurse tried to do it, it was extremely painful I felt I was blacking out. I had an iv before so I knew it shouldn't… Continue reading The day of the surgery: mastectomy with reconstruction

Pre surgery

Tips on what to bring to the hospital

These are some tips on what to bring. I was scheduled to be admitted for 3.5 days from Thur night to Sunday . slippers toiletries including toothbrush , toothpaste , shampoo, conditioner , soap, lotion/moisturizer One towel is provided so your companion would need their own towel clothes for going home - easy to put… Continue reading Tips on what to bring to the hospital