Surgery was yesterday morning. The first part of the surgery was the mastectomy. It took about 1.5 hours. The surgery went well. The surgeon was pleased with how things looked and went.
The second part of the surgery was inserting a tissue expander in preparation for reconstruction in the future. That took about 1 hour. Once again, the surgeon was pleased with how things went.
She has what is called a "drain." It is a tube that is connected to a little "bulb" that fluid collects in. She will have this for a few weeks to keep fluid from building up in the surgery site.
She spent about 1 hour in the recovery room and was then brought to her regular hospital room. She was hurting, but they were giving her medications. She ate a bowl of chicken soup and was nibbling on a few other dishes. I left at about 8:00 to be home with the kids.
Thanks for all the prayers and support.