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Is it normal to have a lumpectomy in ambulatory surgery, where you're discharged the same day?

Brooklyn Harmony Profile
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Stage 1 Patient about 6 years
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  • Sharon Danielson Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2007
    Harmony, VERY VERY ambulatory. If I hadn't lived to far away, I would have been released from the hospital the same day for a mastectomy. Take care, Sharon
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    • Nancy Ries Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Been missing you, Sharon.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Thank you dear Nancy... I've been on Facebook but it sure isn't the same. I am still out here but since the big deal about this board being all over the internet, I have scaled back. Take care, darlin' Sharon

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    • Brooklyn Harmony Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Thanks for your response. My surgery is next week & everyone seems a bit concerned that you're discharged so quickly. I have no objections to recovering in the comfort of my home. Hope you're well.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      You probably will have very little discomfort, and you will just want to take a nap. When I had a mastectomy, the surgery took a long time and when I woke up, I felt fine. I never had to take any pain medication afterward. I was sleepy and that...

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      You probably will have very little discomfort, and you will just want to take a nap. When I had a mastectomy, the surgery took a long time and when I woke up, I felt fine. I never had to take any pain medication afterward. I was sleepy and that was all. Since I lived to far from the hospital, they surgeon made me stay the night. One of the worst nights of my life!!! Believe me, you will be a million times better at home. In the world of surgeries you could be having.... a lumpectomy, is fairly easy. Take care, Sharon

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    • Marianne R. Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2011

      Sharon;
      Everyone misses your wisdom and perspective on this breast cancer journey. I'm happy to see you here and on facebook.

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    • Sharon Danielson Profile
      anonymous
      Survivor since 2007

      Marianne,
      Thanks so much! I get --lost-- on FB but love seeing everybody. I do miss posting here. Thanks again darlin'
      Shedding hairy pony hugs! Take care, Sharon

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  • Marianne R. Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Yes I was home in 6 hours
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  • Jk Joyce Profile
    anonymous
    Survivor since 2012
    Yes, I had it done and went home soon after. I did fine.
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  • julie s Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    Yes. I was in and out in 4 hours.
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    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Yes I was discharged the same day.
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    anonymous
    Survivor since 2011
    Yes, most lumpectomies are done as outpatient procedures. Mastectomies or procedures involving lots of lymph node removal usually have a 1-2 night hospital stay. Hope that helps! God bless!
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    • Brooklyn Harmony Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      It does. Much appreciated. God Bless you too!

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  • Rosanna Wieder Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2B Patient
    yes was in and out and back home in 6 hours
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    • Brooklyn Harmony Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      Sounds good to me. Thanks.

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  • Cheryl Richard Profile
    anonymous
    Patient
    I went home same day after a bilateral mastectomy.
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  • André Roberts Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 1 Patient
    Yes, it is done as outpatient. Mine took 2 hours, recovery time and out. I later had a bi mast, and I was out in 23 hours. Prayers to you.
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    • Brooklyn Harmony Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      I appreciate your response. Mine is next Monday. Thanks for your prayers.

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    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    I was in and out in about six hours too. Of all the things I went through during treatment I was most scared of surgery never having had any before for anything...truthfully my lumpectomy was the easiest thing I've gone through on this journey.
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    • Brooklyn Harmony Profile
      anonymous
      Stage 1 Patient

      No strangers to surgery but this is definitely a first & probably the most dreaded & the radiation that follows.

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  • Cali V Profile
    anonymous
    Stage 2A Patient
    Yes, my sister had it like that
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  • Mimi Carroll Profile
    anonymous
    Learning About Breast Cancer
    Yes in and out same day.
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