Thursday, September 10, 2009

Mastectomy Surgery

Surgery was scheduled for ten. There was a delay so surgery didn't happen until eleven. Mother was so nervous and just wanted to get it over with. She was in surgery about an hour and a half.

The surgeon visited with us after surgery and said everything went fine and that the tumor had grown to the size of a tennis ball. We were able to see her for a short time in recover before they moved her to a room. We were all so relieved that surgery went well but, were in shock that the mass had grown to the size of a tennis ball.We spent the afternoon with Mom. She slept most of the day.
My sister stayed the night at the hospital with her.We returned the next day to find Mom dressed and sitting on the side of the bed visiting with my sister. They both looked worn out.

The nurses were taking care of a few things before releasing Mom from the hospital. Mom was ready to go home so she could get some rest. She had a nurse at her bedside every hour asking her about her pain level and taking her vitals.