Dealing With a Mastectomy - Part 2 Video

In this video, Jane talks about her recent mastectomy. Part 2 of 2
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Not particularly, I mean this is one of those things I have to go through it and so he just start to stay as calm as possible. One say, “Okay, I’m getting through this.” I think it was slightly more nervous going under anesthesia this time because it was a different experience and it was the first time, the first time I was just out and it was like they shot something in to my IV and it was just like good night. I was out. And this time, they used a mask and I had to breathe and it took me longer to go out. I didn’t go out the same way. And there’s like 14 people covering, not 14 but probably six have ring over you doing things and it’s a little claustrophobic feeling. Well, the first experience I had in the hospital was—as far as having when had lumpectomy, just was a little scared because the floor was really busy and the collides didn’t work getting answer as quickly. And it’s just as an uncomfortable feeling to put your lade on and not have anybody come right away. But this time, there was a whole different experience and there are very good about that but Linda could help with little things so I didn’t need to call the nurse all the time too. And she was company, she was—she’s been through surgery herself, nice this kind but—and she was a surgical nurse for about 12 years. So she knew what my needs were and could anticipate what I needed. It’s very nice to have somebody there, right there with you. You don’t feel so alone. Not always, but I think that it’s probably frustrating for family members because they want to help. They just don’t know exactly what to do. So, maybe if you can—if family member talks to the nurse who’s caring for, their love one and just what are the things that I can anticipate and what are the things that I can make sure there for them. That might be a helpful, helpful thing. Not really but we will know because they sent the tissue to pathology. So, the tissue samples that they took, especially from my left breast where like my surgeon explained to me. It didn’t seem when they did the first surgery, the lumpectomy. They took out all of the lymph nodes and albeit two of them has had some cancer cells in them. So, you know they feel like they’ve got those lymph nodes but he wasn’t sure about the margin around the tumor itself and whether that was clear of cancer cells, but he said it maybe and he said what may have happened is that the chemotherapy would have gone in and killed any remaining cancer cells. And so the pathology report will be claimed. That’s what we’re hoping for and that’s more than likely but we won’t know them until we get the pathology report back.

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