So this procedure will be done on Tuesday, the 19th at Renown. It is an outpatient procedure, so I won't have to stay.
After my visit with Dr. Harris, I went to Bellisima Salon and bought my wig. They spent a lot of time with me there, and had like a million choices for me, but the second one I tried on was thee one! It was me. Other than the fact that I told you all, I don't think anyone will know I have a wig on! That was exactly the feeling I wanted to have! It turned out to be a good experience!
Finally, I had another follow up visit with Dr. Kiener (my plastic surgeon). He had to drain some fluid from my back on the right side. He said this happens frequently, about 60% of the time. Didn't hurt, but I'll probably have to have him do it again when I see him next week. Otherwise, he seems to think I am healing well. Still some soreness and tightness around my chest. They said to really give it about six weeks to feel good. I'm not even at four weeks yet, so I'll be patient!
Next week will be another busy one. Tuesday, the port placement, Wednesday an echocardiogram, a visit to Dr. Kiener and the Look Good Feel Better meeting.
Then on 2/26, I start my first round of chemo. That will be a long day. But I have some movies loaded on my tablet, meditations to listen to, and there's always Word with friends!!!
Speaking of friends, I'm late for my lunch date... More later...