My surgery on Monday went well/as planned. During my recovery I have felt sore and tired, as expected. I have slept a lot and followed other recommendations from my doctor, including wearing a supportive sports bra, using a pillow to cushion my breast, and early on I used an ice pack and took medication for pain relief. I am grateful for all those loved ones who have helped me and my family in various ways during this time.
Thursday evening I got a call from Dr. K (my awesome breast surgeon). She said that the pathology confirmed it was a low-grade phyllodes tumor = benign/not cancer! And she said that the margins were clear too!
My follow-up appointment is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5th and after that, she said she would likely see me annually.
She also affirmed that I should avoid bouncing/high intensity exercise until after my appointment on 4/5, when I will hopefully get the green light. That will be hard for me to wait that long. However, I am a good patient and will follow her recommendations.
For those I am not connected with via Facebook and/or Instagram, I am sorry for not sharing this wonderful news here sooner. I shared it both places shortly after receiving the call.
Thanks again for your support, kind words, positive thoughts, and prayers during my breast care scare.
I am certainly relieved and ready to move on from this.