Lumpy is happy and Leaky is healing aka my breast cancer concern

WARNING This post was written while under the influence of some lovely, if somewhat ineffectual, pain meds, so I can’t be held responsible for the content or coherentness of what follows.

Because it’s a bit difficult to type at the moment, given Leaky’s new nickname is Ginormous, here’s an actual Microblog Monday-esque, Reader’s Digest version of the past week.

Last Monday afternoon, I got a call from Dr B’s office with the bloody discharge culture results. Once again, everything was NORMAL! Also, turns out Lumpy didn’t need extra attention after all – Dr. B thought my sclerosing adenosis was with atypia (essentially abnormal cells), but it was without, meaning Lumpy is a-okay.

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Thursday, after a long, long, LONG day at day surgery (the case before mine took much longer than anticipated), Leaky was bandaged up and sent home to heal. While the Dr. A (the surgeon) told hubby and the eldest that she was happy with what she saw, and she was able to remove the milk duct that was bleeding, I still have to wait until some time mid-week for the pathology report. So at the moment, I’d say I’m 99% out of the woods (which, coincidentally, is about how much my right side is bruised and hurty).

I mean, I fully expected this to be a bit more uncomfortable than Lumpy’s biopsy, but seriously, even with bottles and bottles of vodka the meds Dr A prescribed for me, I’m having –

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Here’s to hoping I can wrap up this saga next week with a, “Lumpy and Leaky were happily pain-free and cancer-free, ever after.”

Oh, and I picked the picture for the blog graphic because while I was waiting for surgery (in my surgical gown with my IV in place), I had to hop up and head to the little girl’s room a number of times. Thankfully, the day surgery wing was essentially empty, so the only people who were consistently flashed were hubby (who laughed) and our eldest (sorry again, baby!).

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Surgery this week and Lumpy wants attention again aka my breast cancer concern. #MicroblogMondays
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47 comments for “Lumpy is happy and Leaky is healing aka my breast cancer concern

  1. September 4, 2017 at 8:16 am

    Hoping the pain goes away soon. Take care.

  2. September 4, 2017 at 8:41 am

    That sounds both miserable and a bit of a relief. I hope the pain is a bit more bearable.

    • September 10, 2017 at 7:30 am

      Thank you, April. I’m getting there, slowly but surely.

  3. September 4, 2017 at 9:28 am

    Ooooh, it seems as though both Leaky and Lumpy are going to be ok!!! I am sorry you have got so much pain at the moment though, Traci, that mist be horrendous for you.
    Fingers crossed the results come back soon 😉

  4. September 4, 2017 at 10:19 am

    Ugh, sorry about the pain, but happy to hear that things are looking good! That gif of Danny Devito really made me giggle; I assume that’s how you made your way to the ladies’ room, right?!

    • September 10, 2017 at 7:38 am

      Most definitely, Becca! *grin*

  5. September 4, 2017 at 11:56 am

    Get well soon Tracy!

  6. September 4, 2017 at 1:40 pm

    Terrific news, Traci. I hope Leaky stops demanding negative attention very soon, and gets back to being the sex symbol she was meant to be. 😉

    • September 10, 2017 at 7:50 am

      LOL! She’s getting there, and I hope she’s learned her lesson from this. Nothing sexy about being so demanding! 😀

  7. September 4, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    So much hoping that the need for meds decreases exponentially as today passes! Other than the swelling/discomfort 🙁 , it sounds like so far, it’s been all good news — keeping my fingers and toes crossed, that the final pathology report is in keeping with the pattern to date!

    • September 10, 2017 at 7:54 am

      Thanks thinky! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

  8. September 4, 2017 at 5:50 pm

    This is starting to sound positive, despite the pain…hang in there Traci 🙂 🙂

    • September 10, 2017 at 7:58 am

      Thanks, Clare – I’m hanging! 😀

  9. Unbound Roots
    September 4, 2017 at 11:58 pm

    Such great news!!! Feel better soon!!! x

  10. September 5, 2017 at 8:45 am

    This is all such great news, isn’t it? You are winning, yes, yes you are. Hope the pain calms down soon. Much love & vodka (shared) xxx

  11. September 5, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    Glad for the updates. Sorry about the pain. Take care.

  12. September 6, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Happy to see things are looking up

    • September 10, 2017 at 8:21 am

      Thanks, and hope you had a lovely birthday!

  13. September 10, 2017 at 8:48 am

    So happy that it’s so far so good, except for the pain that is. Fingers crossed pathology comes back clean!

    • September 10, 2017 at 9:52 am

      Yep, the pain wasn’t unexpected (she warned me that because of the location, this biopsy would be hurtier than Lumpy’s), but totally worth it. And thanks, Christine!

  14. September 10, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Blue boob may mean you are secretly royalty… or is that blood. X Great news that it has been looked at properly and fingers crossed that the path is good. Xx

    • September 10, 2017 at 10:01 am

      LOL! I’ve tried using that on my family before (I’m ridiculously fair-skinned and bruise easily). I’ll let you know if they ever buy it. And thanks so much, Ellen!

  15. September 10, 2017 at 9:27 am

    That is good news, a new lease on life coming up 🙂 All the best Traci. 🙂

    • September 10, 2017 at 10:06 am

      Thanks so much, Suzanne! 😀

  16. September 10, 2017 at 9:33 am

    This is good news! I hope the pain goes away quickly!

    • September 10, 2017 at 10:11 am

      Thanks, Lisa! Getting there bit by bit.

  17. josypheen
    September 10, 2017 at 10:53 am

    Phew! I am really glad to hear that you are on the mend. but you poor thing with the pain!
    Are you allowed to drink wine as well as have the pain meds? I hope so!!

    • September 10, 2017 at 11:08 am

      Thanks, Josy! I’m not sure I’m exactly “allowed” but hubby has been a very attentive glass-refiller this past week. *grin*

  18. September 10, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    So, good news amidst the pain yes? I was so rooting for a good outcome Traci and if next week goes well then #awesomerelief. As for drinking….umm…are these prescription painkillers..if so…errr…. umm… well, google that one lol

    Really hope the path results come back negative and the pain should be transient. Some good news is long overdue methinks x

    • September 24, 2017 at 4:52 pm

      Oh no! Looks like I’ve missed replying to a bunch of comments this month. Thanks so much for your lovely thoughts, dear man!

      • September 25, 2017 at 11:57 am

        I rather think that is entirely understandable dear lady; lot on your plate. I was amazed you were still posting as it happens. Especially after the latest notification to see leaky is playing up again x

        • September 25, 2017 at 1:46 pm

          Thanks, darling man. Given that I was limited in what I could do physically, it was a great distraction to keep on blogging. Maybe not the best idea when medicated… LOL!

          • September 25, 2017 at 6:30 pm

            True, but such matters often hit the overthinking into override and staring aimlessly ensues riddled with anxiety bombs. I’m very impressed with you in case you hadn’t noticed.

  19. September 10, 2017 at 3:33 pm

    Congratulations Traci, that is wonderful news!!! I hope that the painkillers do finally kick in, and that next week everything comes back A-Okay 😀

    • September 24, 2017 at 4:59 pm

      Thanks so much, Jessica!

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