I know it's been a while since I've blogged, but you're well aware of what's been going on in my life. So, here's a breakdown of recent events.
I finished chemo July 5. I was so happy to receive word that I was finished with that process. Next step, surgery. So, on Aug. 13, I had a double mastectomy with expanders for reconstruction. Let me tell you, that was a doozy of an operation to undergo. I was in the hospital for two days and then spent some time recovering at my parents.
Then the news yesterday that I've been waiting to hear since my diagnosis: NO MORE CANCER!!! That's right, my pathology report revealed that the cancer is no longer in my body. I can't tell you how blessed I feel. I had my follow-up with my plastic surgeon today and he removed the drains, which meant that I could return to my house and gain a little more independence.
For the next few weeks I'll visit the plastic surgeon for check-ups and the "fill" process. Dr. D. says he's going to make me perky! Seriously, if I have to go to hell and back, I'm going to get a nice set of "girls" out of it! I still have to face radiation, but that's down the road. I have plenty of healing to do from the surgery. It's just nice to have a bit of a break between procedures.
Thanks to all of you who have wished me well, sent prayers and notes of encouragement. It means the world to me.