Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Going once...going twice..Goodbye Cancer! Surgery Time

Well the day is almost here! Surgery is set for 10:30am tomorrow! I have to check in at 8:30am and they estimate it will take about 8 hours. Yes you read that correctly eight (8) hours! 

Details below:
8:30am - Check in
10:30am - Surgery begins - haha which I highly doubt it will start on time but hey...just going with what they are telling me
10:30am- 1:30pm - Tentative time it will take for the lumpectomy and removal of lymph nodes
1:30pm - 6:30pm - Tentative time it will take for reduction/reconstruction
6:30pm-7:30pm - Recovery
7:30pmish- Hopefully nice and cozy in my hospital room

Cedars-Sanai - Main Hospital
8700 Gracie Allen Drive - South Tower
For updates you can call the hospital directly at 310-423-5000

Andre will have my cell phone and computer so feel free to text or call me and he will respond! Also, his # is 818-515-6705. 

SONJA WINS - Mortal Kombat style
I am officially radioactive! Today 
I had a lymphoscintigraphy performed. Basically radioactive dye that they inject me with to help determine which lymph nodes to remove. I asked the nuclear medicine doctor if it would give me special powers?! She smiled and said I could go home and pretend that it did but I would have to turn the lights off! It's nice when your doctors have a sense of humor as well!

I also had my final consultation with my plastic surgeon. I have lots of fun pictures of me covered in purple lines. Sorry I love you all but not posting those! At least now I have a total understanding of exactly what and where she is cutting and what she will be removing. It really is fascinating! TMI again but I had no idea that you can tattoo a nipple! Fingers crossed I wake up with mine but there is a possibility that I may not. That's a whole other conversation entirely that I’m sure I will get to at some point!

So I’m home chilling tonight! A couple of friends are coming over as I make soup and sauces with my awesome vitamix to freeze! I'll make sure Andre updates my Facebook and I will try and post something as soon as I’m up to it! You know me...it's always a party so if you are in the area come on by the hospital! Let's see if we can get kicked out! Otherwise I will be propped up on my couch for a few weeks!

Love you all and thank you so much for all of the prayers and words of encouragement! Now lets go kick cancers ass!!!

Just because! I can't be the only one that see's these and wants to pull it EVERY TIME!!!

1 comment:

  1. You cease to amaze me with your positive attitude and love of life. You're totes gonna kick cancer to the curb!!! XOXOXO