Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Best. News. Ever.

Hi, friends!

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.

Happy Wednesday!!


19 comments:

Danielle said...

Yay! What a happy day! I'm so glad you received such great news :)

Let The Tide Pull Your Dreams Ashore said...

That is truly wonderful news and I am so very happy for you...love that you have a sense of humor after everything you've been through! Best wishes for a speedy recovery. xx

Lily Lemontree said...

Hurrah!! Such wonderful news!! Just what I needed to hear today!!
xoxo

A Well Styled Life said...

That's such wonderful news!!! I'm very happy for you. You're so lucky to have the option of reconstruction!!

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

Wow that is great news!
Now it's time for you to mend and recharge...
Hugs,
Leslie

Celia M. High Heeled Life said...

You have been in my thoughts and prayers, So happy to read your wonderful news!!! and yes you deserve "perky" ... keeping you in thought and prayer. Hugs and blessings, C. (HHL)

Southern Living: Preppy Style said...

I've clearly been out of the loop and just catching up! But that is WONDERFUL news! Praise the Lord!

Main Line Sportsman said...

One of the best posts I have read anywhere in a long time.Great news!

We male readers will all look forward to admiring the new "girls" in future shots.

AEOT said...

What wonderful news! So excited for you!!! I hope this fall is a healthy and happy one :)

Kerr said...

Great news! So happy for you and your family!

James said...

I agree best news ever!

Ella said...

I'm so glad to hear that news!

LPC said...

Absolutely best news ever. Wishing you and the new "girls" great things. You all deserve it:).

The Entertaining House said...

So glad to hear this! SO GLAD! Rest up and take care of yourself. xoxo

linda in georgia said...

You don't know me...I am a random reader who loves your blog! But this is the best news I have heard/read in a long time. Keep us informed on your progress.

Sevaa said...

glad to read
the good news hear..good that you are now OK.

kp said...

Great News!!!! xoxo

preppyplayer said...

I am SOOO happy for you! You are blessed.
I agree, always love a silver lining :)
You are in my prayers and my intentions- that you heal quickly and that radiation is over quickly.
best,
PP

teresa-bug said...

Such great news!!! Looking forward to hearing abotutyour perky girls!