Fibroadenoma Surgery: Part Three

The day before my surgery which was on Thursday (Nov 19, 2015) afternoon called me to tell me how to prepare for my surgery on Friday afternoon at 2:30pm (Nov 20. 2015)  She mention that I could not use/eat the following products:

1.Water
2.Mints/Gum
3.Any kind of liquid
4.Any kind of food
5. Make up
6.Deodorant
7.Perfume
8.Hairspray
9.Lotion
10.Mouthwash

Unless I was very thirsty I could eat an ice cube and put in my mouth and let it wet my mouth. I was also told to buy antibacterial soap to shower before the surgery. Then, i had to stop eating the day before. I became very “hangry” because I was starving. I do recommend you guys to make your surgery appointment in the morning instead of in the afternoon.

At 12pm- I took a shower with the antibacterial soap that the nurse recommended me the day before.  Then I put on some of my most comfortable clothes that  I had. 😀 wpid-c360_2015-11-21-05-02-50-134.jpg

My older sister took me to the Lakeside Hospital Outpatient building. I went to check in at the desk and I had to go over my paperwork and sign a couple of documents.

Once I was done, I waited with my sister in the waiting room.  After 15 mins of waiting, my name was called.  The nurse took me to a small room. I had to change into my stylish green gown and also put on some brown tan hospital socks. Afterward, the nurse had to check my vitals (blood pressure/temperature/weight). Then she poked me with a numbing needle on my left hand. Which allows you not to feel pain when they insert the IV. Once she started the IV. I received a bag of fluids that included saline solution, antibiotics, and 2 medications to prevent motion sickness.  (I tend to get nauseous easily).  The Anesthesiologist enters the room and told me that I will be receiving the twilight anesthesia.

 Twilight anesthesia is an anesthetic technique that uses mild doses of drugs to block pain, reduce anxiety, and provide a temporary memory loss, thus enabling patients to feel comfortable during and after surgical procedures

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Once the Anesthesiologist left the room, the nurse brought my sister back to the room with me. Typically, sisters, she began to take pictures of my misery haha.

The surgery was supposed to be at 2:30pm. But the doctor came 1 1/2 hrs late. Once the doctor came into my room. He used a marker to mark my breast where I  will be getting surgery. Let me tell you, It was awkward as fuck!  Once he did that,  he left to get ready for the surgery. image

Then the nurse told me, sister, to go to the waiting room.  The OR nurse- Karen came in and put me a blue surgical hat on me. As I walked straight to the Operating Room (OR). I got on top of the table. The Anesthesiologist put me a mask on me and got me to sleep. While at the same time  Nurse Karen was putting  3-4 warm blankets on me. Which felt so warm.

During the surgery, the doctor was able to remove the 4cm benign tumor. On top of that, there were no complications during the surgery.

I woke up at 4:30pm  and was transferred to the recovery room. I did not remember anything during the procedure. I felt that I just came back from a super deep sleep. When I woke up,  I asked the nurse for food and water.

I then change into my comfy clothes. At this point, I did not feel any pain, because the nurse gave me some painkillers.

Then half an hour later, I was discharged from the hospital and I was on my way to the pharmacy to get hydrocodone and stool softener.

When I got home, I was able to eat Olive Garden and in addition to that my mother made me some lentil soup. I was able to eat everything.

After I took the hydrocodone, I started to feel the after-effects of the meds. I decided to go to sleep around 8pm.

I woke up at 1 am because I couldn’t go to sleep at all, and when to sleep at 5am  and woke up again at 8 am. Then I had to make an appointment on Monday for my follow up and also the doctor had to remove the plastic surgical bandage.

The doctor sent the tumor to pathology and he told me that he will let me know about the results in a couple of weeks.  This is to make sure that its a fibroadenoma. I will keep you guys posted with the results.

Thank you for the love and support.

xoxo Cecilia

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Cecilia

Hi everyone name is Cecilia and, I'm 25 years old. I'm passionate about plants and gardening. At the age of 16, I was bitten by the gardening bugs, thanks to my grandma and my sweet, lovable mama. I plan to share my hopes, dreams, fears, and daily happenings in my life. When the days are beautiful. I enjoy going on road trips and especially go on hikes. I'm just recently graduate from college, and I was able to get my degree in Horticulture- Small Market Farming. Now I'm working on getting my IT innovation Degree at UNOmaha. My dream is to one day possess my own land out in the country, but near the city. Where I can be surrounded by peace and filled with inspiration with a little mix of technology. If you have any questions, feel free to email me :))

11 thoughts on “Fibroadenoma Surgery: Part Three

      1. For me personally. It did not leave a hollow space where they took the fibroadenoma. But It did leave a minor scar. I’ve been putting vitamin e oil on the scar and as the weeks go by. It is starting to fade 😀

        Good Luck with everything and if you have any questions please ask 🙂
        Have a great day.

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  1. I’m glad all went well for you.
    just a point of attention, you have a photo of your id band which has some personal info on it that could be used by others. just thought you might be a little more careful

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