Going Under The Knife. Y’know, That Boob Thing

Hi lovelies,

So remember when I told you I had a boob scare a month ago? Well, I visited the breast surgeon referred by my GP last Thursday. She discussed in detail about my situation and what’s to be done. I had two differential diagnoses to the lump on my left breast. It was either a benign phyllodes tumour or a fibroadenoma. First one’s a concern, the second is relatively harmless.

If it was just diagnosed to be a fibroadenoma, she would have just left it as it was (although I would still want it removed regardless), but because it could also be a phyllodes tumour, benign or not, it’s best to be taken out. For my peace of mind, I just want the darn thing out.

My surgery is scheduled for tomorrow morning at 8am. I’ll be admitted to the hospital at 7am, the surgery will be at 8am, and I should, hopefully, leave the hospital by noon. As much as I don’t want to, I will be under general anaesthesia for the minor operation. Mother dearest had been telling me wonderful tales of the side effects of GA, and how she had it when she had her thyroid operated on, how she felt nauseous and incredibly groggy for days, how my scar could tear, etc. Yep, I’m scared shitless. Thanks mum. Love you too.

Thanks for your positive thoughts and wishes on Twitter. I really appreciate it.

Tine xx



14 comments… add one

  1. Celina

    *hugs* <3 I'll keep you in my thoughts Tine <3 Hope it will all be fast and painless~ If it helps I've been under GA before, and the only thing I disliked with having a sore throat because of the breathing tube, but other than that I was hella glad I was under XD; Being awake during surgery = not fun!!

  2. Emily

    I hope everything goes smoothly and that you have a super speedy recovery, Tine!

  3. pelf

    I wish you a speedy recovery, Tine! I’ll keep you in my thoughts too :D

  4. Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    All the best beautiful!

    You really have nothing to worry about. I love GA. Depending on how strong it is, how much your body can take, etc you may throw up or you may not. I do and I find I feel so much better afterwards. The only thing bad about GA is when they bloody wake you up! It is the best sleep EVER.

    So don’t fret. Just sit back, go to sleep for a bit and it will be over in what feels like seconds!

  5. Margaret

    Just popping in to wish you the best. Good luck!

  6. xin

    all the best dear *hug* we will be waiting for your updates on twitter k :D

  7. Mrs. G

    Good luck! Keep us updated.

  8. electronicfly

    Good luck, and will keep you in my prayers.

    Don’t worry so much about the GA. Both my mom and sis went through it before, and both had very different reactions to it.

    Sis felt nauseous when she woke up, but the feeling went away in a few days (Her medication could have made it worse as it’s one of the side effects). Mom on the other hand could have been prancing around in her hospital gaun if the doc (and we) let her. :)

  9. Ana

    Hi Tine, best of luck for your surgery! Best wishes & loads of prays! Hope to see you back to blogging!

  10. gio

    I hope everything goes well and I wish you a speedy recovery. I’l keep you in my thoughts.

  11. Poohkie

    Wish you all the best. I’m sure you’ll recover fast. Praying for you.

  12. Sinead

    Wishing you a quick and speedy recovery and just to reassure you about the anaesthesia,my dad had a triple by-pass 6 mts ago and just like you he was really worried about going under,but he had no problems with it at all,as for the scarring,you can barely see it on him now.To reassure you further 3mts ago my brother had to have his spleen removed(He got kicked by a horse)but that’s a whole other story,he had no problems either and you would have to squint really hard to even see his scar.I have heard good things about cica scar silicone gel sheets,which you can get behind the counter in most pharmacies now.

  13. milktea

    Hope you have a speedy recovery. Wishing you well! :-)

  14. Aaryn

    Hope everything goes well! Our good wishes are with you!

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