Hello, My name is Yabel. I just come back from the Hospital. I had bilateral Mastectomy done yesterday art 4 PM. Not even 24 hours have passed by and I am back home writing this e mail.
I cannot imagine how great I feel. I went at 6.45AM to the Nuclear Medicine department at the hospital, had the inyection on my left breast , (It did not hurt) was to help the Drs to see the Nodes clearly. Went to surgery at 10 AM. Met my Drs one by one, and the entire team, including anesthesiologists, ssurgeon, plastic surgeon etc etc . It was nice to talk to each one of them and ask questions. I was nice to be comfortable and have a wonderful "How are you doing..you are in good hands" all these with nice smiles.
It was nice that one of them hold my hand until I was completely 'gone'.
Walk up and two nurses were there with me, they were all very kind.
My recovery went super nice. No pain at all. At night I was watching the Olympic games until 1 am .Now I am back home.
Let me tell you what I think played a big part of this great surgery and recovery process.
My state of mind helped me 100%. I was ready, my breast cancer did not take my by surprise, My mother had cancer at 42, she died at 85 from broken hips. I had cancer only under my nipple LCSI on my left breast at age 59, I decided no to go for small surgery and radiation. I wanted all out! My stage of mind was great. I lost 20 Lbs during the past three months, eat healthy, exercise three hours a day and drink a lot a lot of water. Today is Friday and I am looking forward to have a wonderful weekned, my best freind from Seattle are coming to visit.
I thought that I will be in pieces with no energy. Not al all, I feel super great.
If someone wants to contact me, let me know. I am here to hold your hand.