Thursday, 1 March 2012

Successful Surgery

Long but successful day

Today started at 7:30am which included more tests, dyeing and filming of lymph nodes, and lots of waiting in different waiting rooms.  At 3pm Julie went to the OR and the surgeon came to speak to me at 5pm while Julie was in recovery.  Everything went very well and the doctor did not notice anything unusual.  A cluster of 4 lymph nodes were removed and will be examined along with all the breast tissue and tumor.

Besides being hungry all day, Julie was in great spirits both before and after surgery.  The entire family had a good visit from 6 till 7:30 and left Julie to stay overnight for observation.

Next steps will be to wait for results of the biopsies and examination of tissues.  This should take 10 to 14 days at which time we will meet with the surgeon again and set up a plan with the Oncologist for next phase of treatment.

We continue to fight and stay positive.


  1. You have the support of MANY friends/GALS on your journey. Feel our strength and love :)

  2. Thinking of you and sending lots of love from Minnesota!