Kicking Breast Cancer's Butt

Daily Archives: March 28, 2013

7:55 am UW Surgery Reception

Tina, Terrie (sister) and I sitting talking about hair and being hungry.  I will be live updating today on this post.

8:25 into surgery prep

Very “Grey’s Anantomy”  back here.

9:00 am  Surgery Prep

IV and agree to donate tissue for research.  For half a zanex she’s pretty silly right now

9:25 Surgery Prep

Dr came  in and marked the right boob which is the right boob to operate on. Tina dozing.

10:00am Surgery Waiting room

Tina got the first happy juice.. Now giggling…:)  Terrie and I have moved to the waiting room Tina has been moved to surgery.  They have promised periodic updates during the next 3-4 hours.

(I see people are reading today.. go ahead and submit comments if you want I will read them to her or she will read them when she gets out of surgery.  You do that by clicking on the title for this blog entry and then on that page you can leave comments)

 11:ooam Surgery Waiting Room

Got the first update call.  Anesthesia and first incision went well.  May be the only update from OR until she is out.  Its a very straight forward procedure.

12:45pm Surgery Waiting Room

Got a new update call.. everything is going fine.  Almost done DR will be down soon to give us the summary.

 1:15 Surgery Waiting room

Just met with her lead surgeon.  She is starting a 1-2 hour waking up process.  But she is out, no indication of spread past the original diagnosis so in the new reality.. really good news.

 6:00Pm From Home..

All is good I am home with our daughter.. Tina’s sister is with her and says she is getting better since I had to leave at 5pm.  Even before I left while groggy and having nasia she was complaning about the loud chatter boxes in the next curtain.[which is a good sign 🙂 ] they must have had 3-4 visitors behind the corner… Yammmer Yammmer Obama, Yammer Yammer multiple orgams, yammmer yammmer New tattoo on his head.. on and on it was like four 9 year old girls but it was adults.  I nearly wanted to puke too…

We are tired.. and surley and happy to have completed this key milestone in kicking cancer’s butt.

Signing off have my daughter to entertain….

Ken – The HAPPY Husband..





Less than two and a half hours to check in, and I can’t sleep, I have a headache, I can’t take ibuprofen for it, nor can I drink coffee (or water).

My eyes are itchy and my nose is stuffed from crying last night over my soon-to-be-lost breast.  I wish I could take an ibuprofen and go back to sleep.

But I don’t feel anxious (much), at least not yet, and I’ve got the Beach Boys “Don’t Worry Baby” running though my mind.

I had a bit of an epiphany last night.  I’ve been moaning all this time about how sad I’ll feel upon waking up after the surgery, and seeing the surgical dressing where my breast used to be.  I realized, that’s actually a HAPPY thought, because that means I can envision myself waking up after the surgery.  Whoo, hoo!

Type at you later.