When I said I needed a surgery vacation I was being spot-on serious, not sarcastic, not ironic, and I was right. Believe it or not, I'm having a great time in mastectomyville. I'm sleeping and relaxing and visiting with friends, watching movies and walking around my yard.
I am a supah heelah, and had my drains taken out today, although my enthusiasm was diminished by the awful, horrible news that I still can't take a shower until Thursday, to give the drain holes a chance to seal up.
Next week I should have a pathology report and would be thrilled to find my lymph node was clear, then I could feel the tide turning.