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Pardon, crashing in from new posts.

Sorry if this seems to be harping on the 24 hour no-nursing thing. It's too bad that no one told you about this site before the surgery or you may not have needed to stop nursing or dump all that precious milk. (KellyMom's page)

It sounds like things are going well despite that wait; I'm glad that breastfeeding is going well for you and hoping that your test results are what you want to hear. My thoughts are with you as you heal from the surgery and await the results.
I just checked out that link and what they injected was considered a radioisotope. I was radioactive and it was coming out through my breastmilk that was leaking, so I did have to stop nursing. I wish I didn't, but everything worked out fine and it's over with now and that's all that matters
post #22 of 33
Oh I feel for you so much! You must just be feeling better on your bottom half and now your top half is messed up. I'm so glad having your friend nurse went well, and I hope you will have a very fast recovery and that the results show that your lymphs are clean!
post #23 of 33
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So today I went and got the drainage tube removed. My pathology report from my lymph nodes had come in when we got there. The lymph node in my armpit was fine, but the lymph node near my clavicle had a small amount of cancer. They removed the lymph node for the biopsy, so it's out of there, but we have to go to the oncologist and have PET scans to see if there is cancer anywhere else. I also might have to start on a drug treatment at some point. We won't know more until we visit with the oncologist sometime next week.
The drug that my surgeon mentioned was interferon. I looked it up online and it seems like I would still be able to breastfeed if that is what I have to do.

I was looking forward to not having to go to so many doctors and having this be over, but unfortunately it's going to be a while before that is the case.

I want to thank everyone for thinking about me in this trying time. We're getting through it. I am so lucky to have Elijah because he's really been what's keeping me together.
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Sending you lots of hugs.
post #27 of 33
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I'm having multiple surgeries soon after I deliver, and I was wondering if you had general anesthesia during the surgery? Did you take any pain medications afterward? I really don't want my surgeries to interfere with breastfeeding, so I was just wondering. I had to stop breastfeeding with my first because of surgeries.
I was not completely under but I was heavily sedated. I am currently on hydrocodone and still breastfeeding. I am sure general anesthesia is fine for breastfeeding too, some people still get put under for c/s and are able to nurse.
post #28 of 33
I am sorry. I know that is not the answer anyone wants to hear. Its good that the node has already been removed. I am thinking about you. Hopefully this will be over soon. Keep loving on that sweet baby.
post #29 of 33
I have been thinking of you a lot.
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I am so sorry you are having to go through this. It must be so confusing to experience so much joy and so much worry all at once. I hope that the next news is nothing but good. Hang in there, mama.
post #31 of 33
All the best! hang in there during this difficult time.
post #32 of 33
nak
I was really hoping this would be over for you. keep us updated and lots of : healing, healthy vibes coming your way.
post #33 of 33
Best wishes to you - you are a strong mama who is doing so great for her son! I am amazed at how wonderful your friend is for filling in for you like that for the 24 hours you were unable to nurse. You are a lucky woman.
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