Time for Tea… sorry TT

Just an Update:

Well, part of me wants to go off on some long sad rant about how cancer affects all aspects in life…kids, husbands, burdens, money… etc. but I shall save that for another day.

Tonight we shall talk about my TT or so I have called it. ( be aware all my church going, christians and so on for what I’m about to say;) Torpedo tit, or I will call for short TT is sort of what I call one of my breasts:) With almost 5,000 people reading my blog in 22 days, I feel sort of bad for even bringing it up:) But, I said I’d keep it real…so on with TT! I had a double mastectomy. One side is what they call simple, just looks kind of mushy skin and a scar. Thank goodness there was no cancer in that breast!

My other breast was a modified radical mastectomy and that means they don’t give a rats ass what they need to do to get the cancer out.

Sure, they do their best, but the priority is your life…not your vanity. So, that breast looks a bit wonky and mine comes out to a small point. So I started calling it my TT ( no worries I’ll stop using the real word) It may seem totally nuts, but even with my breasts being gone my TT bugs me the most. I can’t wear bras because I have no ta ta’s…but then I can’t wear a t-shirt or jersey material because it pokes out.

Anyhow, today my armpit where the 15 lymph nodes were taken was really hurting swelling. Just to be safe I called my favorite nurse Kristen (yo yo shout out to Kristen;) to see if this was normal. She had me come in at 1:30
and someone would look at if. There were mainly 3 things it could be. Swelling.Fluid. or Fat. She asked if I wanted it drained to see if that would relieve some pressure…so I opted to. I did grow up with a dad that gambled and played the horses, so I asked for my odds upfront and it seemed like a good bet. So, I did it…and well my old broke down pony ran dead last. No real fluid came out.

So now we are left with two options. It’s mainly just swelling… or fat. Clearly it has to be swelling πŸ˜‰ I did get good news that after my chemo I could get the “fat… scratch that, swelling removed and my TT fixed in outpatient surgery that Insurance would cover.That made me feel better. But, mostly hoodies and sweatshirts etc. till it can be fixed. Wow is my insurance company probably pissed at me this year so far:) lol So,I was sent home on my merry way.

Because my appt. was a bit out of the blue I had to drop Sophie off at Johns office for an hour or so. Didn’t want to scar her for life at my procedure. We saw Johns dad in the hallway and Sophie looked a bit like she wasn’t feeling good… that was until the words “gift shop” were said! She perked right up and headed that way. She picked out a Dr’s uniform and from now on I take all my medical advice from Dr. Sophie πŸ™‚ Anyhow enough about my TT and so on, night world:)



3 thoughts on “Time for Tea… sorry TT

  1. Anita Lynch February 12, 2013 at 1:35 pm Reply

    It sounds like lymphedema to me. You might want to ask about physical therapy for special exercises & lymph drainage massage. Also I have a sleeve & glove that compress my arm & hand & really help with swelling. It is a pain in the butt but if I at least wear it every other day it helps. This is something that really needs treatment or else it will continue to get worse. My arm, elbow, wrist, fingers swell huge & it is tight not to mention painful. Don’t mean to scare you or stress you out but thought you might want to ask. I just posted a article yesterday on fb about this very subject.

  2. Kristen Thompson February 13, 2013 at 1:14 am Reply

    Just remember, you are only a few weeks out from surgery, and it could all still be from that. May not need to do anything after everything completely heals!! πŸ™‚ p.s. thanks for the shout out πŸ˜‰

    • jenrd1012 February 14, 2013 at 1:20 am Reply

      Oh Kristen my dear….there will be some nipping and tucking involved 100%. Way to stay upbeat, but we both know it’s a train wreck under there. All I heard was “blah blah blah….insurance covers it blah blah blah.”

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