It's day three after surgery and I'm felling ALMOST back to normal. Still some discomfort at the sites but am able to move arm with no problem (they check lymph nodes which affects the muscle in the arm pit). There's an exercise they give you to do so the arm mobility isn't affected i.e. raise the arm over the head. I know the sites are healing because they are beginning to itch.
Post-op appointment is tomorrow. Will probably learn about radiation treatment then. No chemo, thank goodness. Still more tired than I like but at my age it isn't a surprise. The older you get it seems the longer it takes to "snap" back to normal. I have a good sized "dimple" in my left boob but who cares? The tumor is gone and I'm not entering any beauty contests.
What has been the most surprising about all this is...I didn't know so many people cared! The director of the gallery went the my daughter and me to the hospital because she didn't want K to be there by herself waiting for me. Another friend spent the night with me so my daughter could go home and be with her kids. She stayed until the next evening. And K has told me of numerous inquiries she has gotten about me. I've been getting numerous messages on my phone and on Facebook. I cannot express how much it means to me to know that there are those who care.