The surgery went really well as both doctors came out and talked to us about each of their parts. It was a two part surgery in which they removed all of her breast tissue and some lymph nodes and then tissue expanders were placed to prepare her for the reconstruction process. Anna said she had a hard time waking up in the recovery room. She was eventually brought into her room around 4:00 pm. The night went well as Anna was able to rest...kind of. It seemed like there was a steady stream of medical staff coming through Anna's room to check on her or observe how she was feeling, etc., etc. Being so close to the U we had a lot of residents and medical students come and see Anna. At one point there were 7 various medical staff in the room at one time. It got to be a little too much at times.
Anna has had some knots in her shoulders and back from being on the surgery table for so long; it was a challenge to relax.
As a side note, Anna has said that many of you have e-mailed her that you have been unable to post comments on the blog. I have gone in and changed some settings; if you have tried to comment in the past and it wouldn't let you please try again we love hearing from you all.