Got back home around 1:00 a.m. this morning and have been doing "stuff" (you know, laundry, dishes ... fun stuff like that all day).
Rock of Ages, basically ROCKED. Such a fun show - high energy, hand-clapping, foot stomping theatre. I'm not a huge 80s fan but I... Loved it!
Yesterday was Nicole's pre op appointment - her surgery is next Monday. She has to be at Princess Margaret hospital at 7:00 a.m and will have the
sentinel lymph node mapping done around 8:00. This is where they inject radioactive dye into her shoulder area around the biopsied site. The dye shows the first lymph node(s) the cancer cells may have percolated to (if they did go anywhere else).
At 10:00 is her
At 10:00 is her
surgery to remove the sentinel nodes and then
they will do the Wide Local Excision (WLE)
to remove a chunk of skin/tissue around where the mole was. A skin graft or flap-over procedue will
then be done.
And then it is on to recovery. She should be released
around supper time, unless there are some concerns about her diabetes (none expected).
We will be bringing Nicole home with us for at least a week to recover. On Dec. 7, she has an appointment with the oncologist to find out if the cancer has spread
and what the next steps are.
A blogger friend of mine, who has gone through a
similar situation (not melanoma) with her daughter wrote me that the waiting is the worse. I agree.
On a totally different note, a friend posted this on Facebook and I think it is sooooooo pretty.
I'm hoping tomorrow to get into my studio - haven't been near it for five days and going through clay withdrawal.