September 6, 2015: Post Surgical Update

It’s been nine days since my surgery. This is my third surgery requiring surgical drains, so I feel like I’m getting a little too well versed in these tubes and bulbs. This time has been different though. I’m still losing between 50-60cc of fluid a day. It still looks way too much like blood for my liking and the staw-like color you hope for has yet to show. 

My expander had to be placed between layers of muscle in the hopes of protecting it a little bit more from infection. Perhaps this is why I’m producing more fluid loss. I just know I seem more fatigued each day instead of feeling stronger. I don’t like it. 

This experience has been much different in many ways. Thankfully, I’m not suffering from a tremendous amount of pain or even discomfort at this point. There’s my joyful praise to God. My second praise is there hasn’t been any signs of infection. This was a huge concern. I am on antibiotics I take three times a day too though. Tomorrow is my last day on those. Pray the infection is gone and no other ones return. 

Tamoxifen is basically a low dose of daily chemo. I had to start it Sept. 1st. I had some problems with anxiety a couple days later. I felt like I was being chased by the boogie man is the best way I can describe what I was feeling. So last night I started taking this pill at night instead of the morning. No boogie man issues last night or today, so maybe this will be an easy fix to that  problem. 

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About courage2conquercancer

At the age of 40, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This is an account of my journey from my discovery and beyond.
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