Surgery Day – Part 2

Orange sherbet… the second best thing about being in the hospital. Shortly after I got to my room on the 5th floor (I think?), Kevin helped me order a late lunch (or early supper?).  Here’s a picture:

My first meal after surgery – half an egg salad sandwich, cottage cheese and peaches, and orange sherbet (which I ate first)  … comfort food!

The rest of the afternoon and evening is pretty hazy for me.  I dozed off and on. At one point Kevin noticed that I looked pretty pale. And when I looked at my hands they looked sort of pale and blue. The nurse came in just then and Kevin expressed his concern. Turns out I was blue, from the blue dye they had injected for the sentinel node location!  She warned me that my pee would be blue for my first few trips to the bathroom. And sure enough, she was RIGHT!!  My pee wasn’t just light blue, it was deep Microsoft Edge BLUE! I should have taken a picture.  Three days later, when I finally pooped (because anesthesia and pain meds make you constipated) the POOP was blue TOO!

I did well, apparently, and was discharged midday the next day (10/20). 

Author: jbarnescm

Just a regular person, diagnosed with breast cancer 10/2018, making the best of things, and keeping my peeps up to date

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