Just wanted to write a quick post about my upcoming surgery. Friday I met with my surgeon and we talked about what the tumor board recommended and what I wanted to do. I have decided to have a simple skin sparing mascetomy. Now I know you are wondering what exactly does that means. This means I will not have any lymph nodes taken out (the ones in my armpit) The doctor says that because I am so thin she believes we would be able to feel any enlarged nodes. Also the PET scan didn’t show any cancer there. The plan is while they are taking my breast she will make a cut and feel the nodes to make sure there is nothing there. I didn’t realize that taking the lymph nodes might cause pain and permament damage. So I didn’t feel we should do anything I really didn’t need. The skin sparing part is simply for reconstruction. So please pray that the surgeon will not be able to feel the lymph nodes as well as the surgery being a success.