As most of you know, Leigh-ann had a double mastectomy with reconstruction yesterday, and to cut a long-story-short she is doing fine.
I went into the hospital at 6:50am yesterday to be with Leigh-ann whilst she went through the pre-op prep, and she was taken down to theatre at 8:20. She went into theatre at 9:45 and then didn't get back to the ward until 21:50; that's a whopping 12 hours (2 hours were in recovery). The surgeon is initially pleased with how everything went, though we'll find out more today.
Leigh-ann is extremeley tired and hot (she is kept at 38 degrees to promote good blood flow), and very agitated and irritable, but she is pleased it is over (though I think the hard bit has just begun), and last night she was drinking and talking happily.
It was a phenomenally long day, but when I left Leigh-ann at the hospital I went straight to the beach with my kayak. I knew everything was going to be fine when I came over the hill to find glassy smooth 2ft waves peeling over the sand bars, and there was no-one else in sight!!! On such a perfect day I knew nothing could go wrong and so I happily surfed until 12:00 and then got a load of stuff done at home before I headed back to the hospital.
Thanks to everyone for your wishes, Leigh-ann appreciates them all.