Thursday, July 31, 2014
My Breast Cancer Journey Update, July 31, 2014. I saw my Oncologist, today. I am so angry, and upset, with him. All of this time, I was led to believe that if my surgeon was able to remove ALL of my Cancer tumor (which she was); and if the pathology report of the lymph nodes, that were removed, proved negative (which they are) ... that I would not need any chemotherapy, or radiation. Now, today, he is going to tell me that there is one more test that needs to be done; and it is some kind of special test where a specialty lab, examines the tissue (that was removed) - the genes, in the tissue, to be specific ... to see if any Cancer Cells were awakened, from a dormant state, etc. If any Genes were awakened, then he strongly suggested that I have chemo, and/or radiation; otherwise there will be a chance for this Cancer to return in either the lungs, liver, kidney, etc. Get the drift? Oh, and, of course, he kept telling my sister, and I, it will be MY choice on having chemo, and/or radiation, or not; if the Cancer is found, to be positive, in my genes. Oh, and the pills they keep mentioning to me; I will need to be on them, once I start, for, at least, 10 years. :-(
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Sunday, July 27, 2014
Friday, July 25, 2014
My Breast Cancer Journey Update. First, I thank all of you, again, for your prayers, and support. I am trying to remain focused; and busy. It is hard. Had a visit today with my primary doctor. I was told that I have an infection (he saw a little leakage on my surgery site). He said that it isn't necessarily anything that I did, or didn't do; that it just happens, sometimes. So, I am taking some antibiotics; otherwise, he stated that everything looks as if it is healing just fine.
Thursday, July 24, 2014
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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Monday, July 21, 2014
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Thursday, July 17, 2014
I have just returned from my first follow-up appointment (since my surgery) with my surgeon. She removed my staples; and, in a surprise 'very painful' move, the drainage tubes. Because she is like me, a very independent woman (that likes to control things regarding HER life); she lifted all of the restrictions, that she had imposed on me (with the exception of still 'NO DRIVING!"); where I can attempt to do things, on my own ... BUT, I had to promise to, immediately, stop, when I realize that I still cannot handle whatever, so as not to rip apart my surgery site, and/or do, even, more damage, elsewhere. ALL of my doctors seem to be on this same theme on worrying about MY eating. Since my surgery, I admit that I do not seem to have much of an appetite ... I rather sleep, when I can. But, since I do like subway (the healthy sandwiches), raisins, whole wheat bagels (with a heart healthy spread), and Oat Meal, with honey and cinnamon ... I did agree to concentrate on eating more of these. Anyway, I see my surgeon, again, in three weeks; and, at her request, I have to see my Oncologist, before then ... for more, continuing, follow-up treatment, that he will discuss with me. All in all, my surgeon stated that I am healing very well, and very quickly.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
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Monday, July 14, 2014
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At home, recovering. Started working on my Online Business, and making new Greeting Cards (One of my new cards for sale - Notice the butterflies are pink : https://www.etsy.com/listing/196397446/happy-birthday-100-handmade-greeting?ref=shop_home_active_1 ). I have all the time in the World, right now; since I am not allowed to do much of anything else. My body is, actually, agreeing ... I get tired, so easily. According to my Home Care Health Nurse, I am healing beautifully. Now, that I no longer have the numbing medication attached; I am, actually, starting to feel real pain ... so, I have been taking my pain prescription, which makes me sleep a lot. I have a high threshold for pain, so since I am feeling a lot of pain, right now; I know that it must be, really, excrutiating pain. The pathology report still hasn't come yet; or it has not been revealed to me, yet ... so I have no idea if, at least, the worst, is behind me, or not. I see my surgeon for my follow-up this Thursday. I just wanted to give an update, on my breast cancer journey.
Sunday, July 13, 2014
Saturday, July 12, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
I did have my surgery on July 9th ... obviously, it went well; I am communicating with you, right now. I'm on my computer. Was very adamant about not staying in the hospital. They did keep me for one day, though. The surgeon, after making me agree to a whole bunch of restrictions ... no driving, no cooking, a lot of bed rest, home health care, etc., did discharge me, yesterday. Since being home, I have been doing a lot of sleeping ... I am just so tired. I am still in the early stages of recovering; I have been sleeping a lot, etc. I am still waiting on the pathology report, to make sure that the Cancer did not spread. However, I am upbeat, now, that the tumor has been removed from my body ... and, I will do whatever I have to, to make a full recovery.