Mom’s in Phase Two

Jul 17

Dr. What-a-babe is done operating.  She performed the double mastectomy, put in a port, and did a lymph node dissection.  Dr. B-cup is operating now and things are progressing well.

Mom was a problem patient for Dr. What-a-babe.  Not in the scary sense, in the laughable sense.  Red-headed nurses are always high maintenance, right?  They had a tough time starting an IV this morning and had to try three different sites.  Then, they had to restart the IV in a new spot in the OR because it wasn’t working.  It’s something that is normaly one-and-done, but not for the Rozzer!

Per the pathology findings, they removed a section of lymph nodes and some surrounding tissue.  (There are about forty lymph nodes in the shoulder region, and Dr. What-a-babe estimates she took out ten to fifteen.)  Two lymph nodes were enlarged, and the rest were removed to be conservative.

The port was put in on her right side, and it was another “problem”; they used the jugular vein (not normal protocol) and she got an extra incision on her neck.  Again, everything is absolutely fine, but it’s another example of the Rozzer being “special.” 

Dad and I are still here and we expect to wait a while before the next update.

Thanks for the prayers and comments: we appreciate!


  1. Marsha Vonderwish /

    Will keep praying! Thanks so much for the updates!

  2. Been thinking of you all all day. Go Roz! You can do this!

  3. Angela Johnson /

    Rock on, Roz!

  4. suenitz /

    Hi Jen and Norv, thank you for the updates. I was like your mom ” a problem patient”. Having the port connected to my jugular vein seemed a bit scary and kind of grossed my kids out at first but everyone adapted to seeing it and you can’t even see the second scar. The scars seem to heal so fast. Continuing my prayers for all. Love. Sue

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  6. Tara Homan /

    I’ve been praying for your family all day!

  7. You and your mom are Very Special 🙂