It's 3:45 am. I'm not sure that I can get back to sleep... I've been trying for an hour.
Today is the day! In a few hours I will be going to hospital to have a bilateral mastectomy. Eeek! I don't know, I think I'm okay with it at this point.
Very frustrated with how thirsty I am considering I'm not allowed to drink or eat past midnight.
I got marked yesterday by the plastic surgeon. A giant geometric pattern covering my chest. We have to retrace it after each shower.
The shower stuff is weird. Very sterile smelling. But it left my skin surprisingly soft!
The injections of radioactive stuff for the lymph node biopsy went well. It was far more pleasant than I expected it to be. 4 shots in each breast, the first two in each being lydocane to numb it. Then 2 of the 4 radioactive injections burned a little but faded quickly. Then I just had to lay in the giant imaging device for 30 minutes or so. Then they took me out and used a handheld singing radiation detector to find the one sentinel lymph node on each side. Then they drew on me on covered their markings with tape. Viola!
I want to say thank you to all my friends and family who have been so supporting through all of this and demonstrated so much care for me. I appreciate you and love you.
Wish me luck!