I'm tube free!! Yeowch, did it hurt, but it's gone!!
My pathology came back good. Clear margins. They got all the cancer and didn't find anything else. Good news! Good news! I'm so relieved!
My poor chest looks like hamburger meat. The doctors pulled off the steri strips and agreed that the redness is from them. But I'm still supposed to come in on Monday to make sure that was the only reason I'm so red. He said I've got all these hills and valleys and dips because he tried to save as much skin as he could, but he not as much as he wanted because he had to cut around the excisional scar. He said if I were not going to be reconstructed then he would have made me completely smooth and flat. Sometimes I wish I had taken that route and just lived with stuffing myself. He said that I would smooth out with fills and the plastic surgeon would smooth out the rest. Nip/tuck.