The surgery was as text book as the doctor could have asked for with the lumpectomy. Her recovery from it is slow and steady. She has issues with nausea from the anesthetic and pain pills. She was wearing a path to assist with this but wanted it removed as she kept touching it. She is weak and somewhat frail, which concerns me as her platelets and blood count was low prior to surgery even though she did not need a transfusion. A stead supply of crackers and ginger ale have kept the nausea at bay for now.Cougar wrote:Thanks everyone. I spent a quite day with my family. My wife let me sleep in and then made brunch of biscuits and gravy. For Dinner, she made crab rangoons, TGI Friday fried green beans, some cheesy potatoes, and a full pound of snow crab.
Overall a great day but it tomorrow that concerns me the most and gave me agony tonight. I had to tell my 11 year old son that his mother has breast cancer. That thus far is the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my life. She is going in for surgery tomorrow, err well later today. We are optimist and hopeful, but I will not breathe easy until she is in recovery. This is actually why my play time has been sporadic the last couple of weeks. If she calls I just drop what I'm doing even in the middle of a game and rarely then do I log out. If anything this has brought us closer together of late.
Now to get some sleep if I can.
Just as she is starting to get better we got news from the pathology report on her lymph nodes. The cancer has spread farther than was anticipated. Now comes the difficult part of dealing with scheduling chemotherapy and perhaps even hormone therapy. I am already researching other types of therapies as well.
The difficult part is my wife is already thinking her life is over. Being strong and optimistic can only hold her so long. Offering my shoulders and wishing I could just absorb the cancer into myself so she would not have to suffer. I consider myself a strong individual but this is tearing me apart.
I find myself numb and praying more often than not. Sleep is for necessity only right now, as I try to keep her comforted and yet a watchful eye and ready to assist where I can.
I offer my gratitude for the prayers, wishes, and good feelings on my wife's behalf. I will do my best to keep this thread updated as more news becomes available.