Round 1 is done!!!! :) Just 5 more to go. I am feeling OK, just tired (as expected). The good news is that they took off the pump today, so I am no longer attached to tubes and can shower like a normal person! Needless to say, showering is amongst the priorities for tonight. Plan is to eat, shower, and SLEEP!
I got to see my thoracic surgeon today (Dr Robert Cameron), who said my chest xray looked good, my incisions look good (although to me they are SCARY deep), and that basically he shouldn't ever have to see me again. My husband and I thanked him profusely for his help, because he was a major player in expediting my diagnosis. If anyone ever needs a thoracic surgeon, he's the guy to call (and send me an email anytime if you want all the details of why he's on our hero list).
The most common side effect of the drug I got today is nausea, so my oncologist sent me home with plenty of anti-nausea medication, just in case. I am crossing my fingers that this will be another one of those symptoms that I will skip, or only mildly feel.
Thanks again for all your love and support!