Cancer Chronicles III: Finally Some Good News!

I have been waiting to post about my surgery until I got my results. Well they’re finally in and it’s all good news!

My lymph nodes were negative for cancer! They removed four nodes and all of them, including the sentinel node, was free. WOO HOO!

My tumor was as small as they thought (about 2 cm) and the margins were clean all around the tumor. Another WOO HOO!!!

I am so happy to get some good news amongst this bad diagnosis. HOORAY!!!

Surgery was rough. I’m feeling better every day. I thought I would be back to work sooner than I will be able to. Yesterday I thought I was feeling so great so I went to my girls’ basketball game with a friend. I was there for about an hour and a half and was exhausted and hurting by the time I got home. So much for going back to my 9 hour teaching work days soon! I’m hoping for Tuesday. I did manage to get a shirt on over my head today and that is BIG NEWS! My hair and everything else is another story, however. Matthew asked me if I was going to stay in pjs forever so I decided to at least start getting dressed even though pjs are way easier. 😉 I’m anxious to get back to the gym and being able to use my left side and be able to make it through the day without needing rest!!! (I’m impatient…I know.)

I meet with my oncologist on Monday to discuss the next phase which will be chemo. I thought radiation was next but it sounds like chemo is first and radiation after that. I’ll know more after Monday. I wish my appointment was tomorrow! I swear, all of this waiting is hard on a family! Speaking of, all of you prayer warriors and well-wishers out there, please say a prayer for my husband. He’s, of course, having a really hard time with all of this. He could use the extra good stuff if you don’t mind.

I’m so relieved to have some good news. It’s still a long road ahead but the prognosis is so very good!!! Hallelujah!!!

Again and again and again, thank you so much for all of your prayers, good wishes, cards, texts, emails, presents and love. We are so humbled by everything. Thank you.

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7 responses to “Cancer Chronicles III: Finally Some Good News!

  1. I am so relieved to hear this good news. Thinking of you and sending love. xo

  2. So happy to read that you got good news. Prayers are going up for your husband. I can only imagine how hard this is for him since he can’t take your cancer away himself. It’s hard to be a fixer and yet not able to fix things for the love of your life.

    So many good thoughts coming your way.

  3. Wonderful wonderful wonderful news!!! You all continue to be in my prayers, and I think of each of you any times a day. Hang in there, you are one tough lady!!!

  4. This is great news! Hooray!

  5. So glad to hear the good news! I’m sure this is so hard for your husband, so best wishes to both of you.

  6. Tiffany, so good to hear that the results are good! I always imagined that clean margins mean your body was fighting this off before you even knew. But take it easy on yourself… comfy clothes, if not PJs. My breast surgery was SO hard on my husband, and I had no idea at the time. All the focus goes toward cheering you on and getting you well, but he’s got stuff to process & it takes some time, too. He doesn’t mean to make it harder on you. It’ll get better. Just my two cents. Prayers thru it all… God bless all of you.

  7. Yay!! I’m so happy you recieved some good news! You have been such an inspiration to me from the moment by 2yo was diagnosed with cri du chat. I’m praying you and your family. Will you guys be attending the conference in Indiana this year?

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