Four hours of surgery, 2 hours in recovery - she was still groggy when they rolled her in to her room. Her face was ashen, her body orange from the beta-dine. The surgery went well. They tested her lymph nodes and found activity in the sentinel nodes under her right arm, so the first two levels of lymph nodes on that side were removed. This means she will need to undergo chemo therapy and possibly radiation. We will know more next week when the results on the other lymph nodes are in. We meet with her surgeon on Tuesday.
Lynn is in some pain, mostly from the three drains left in her chest. We have to empty the drain twice daily. When they drain clear and the amount of fluid reaches a certain level, the drains will be removed.