Michele had another rough night but she is feeling better this afternoon. Thanks for all of your kind words and laughs. We told the painter/mace story to her parents today. Michele laughed so hard that it hurt. Thanks a lot Todd!
She still doesn't feel up to blogging so I thought I would fill in a few details. Michele had a couple of drains attached after the surgery. She will provide more detail when she posts but they are very uncomfortable and at times painful. I have to clear the tubes and then empty them twice a day. I have been tempted to record the sound she makes during this process. It is really heart breaking. She sounds like an injured animal. She has an appointment with the surgeon tomorrow and we are hoping they will remove them. I'm imagining the process to remove them will not be pleasant (there appears to be more than a foot of tubing inside her on each side) but having them out will be a relief.
We still have a few weeks before we meet with the oncologist . They want her to heal before talking about what comes next. The waiting is a little difficult. I know I'd like to know what to expect and when to expect it. When they said the cancer was not in her lymph nodes I was hoping that she may not require chemo but Judy (her case manager/nurse) said with two different types of invasive cancer we shouldn't get our hopes up.
Michele will be back to blogging soon. Thanks for all of your thoughts and support!