So surgery started at 0900 and we are told our loved one is doing well. The hospital waiting area has tracking monitors mounted on the wall that provide continuous updates and status notifications to my family.
My mom was originally told she would actually leave today, but the surgeon has stated she will be staying the night and should be going home tomorrow. They are working to remove the right breast followed by the sentinel lymph nodes, but should they find cancer in those lymph nodes, they will remove more and the treatment plan to follow could potentially be long, painful and very unpleasant.
We greatly appreciate your continued support and I will update with any new and relevant information.