Just wanted to say how thankful I am this Thanksgiving for my health.
I went to the doctor on Tuesday and I had my drains removed. Oh what sweet relief!!! I was so worried about it being painful when she removed them but it was more of a weird sensation. (Guess I need to stop reading about everything on the internet as most everyone said it was very painful). Instantly I felt better! No more hunching to avoid pulling on the stitches that held my drains in place.
I also got my pathology report back. There was no cancer found in my ovaries (we weren’t expecting any) and out of the 7 nodes pulled from my underarm only 4 tested positive for cancer. (glad I have a great surgeon who knew what she was doing!!!) Also the lump of cancer in my breast went from a 5 to a 1.6 and I had negative margins. (That pretty much means they got all the cancer) I am at this moment cancer free!!!!! It feels so good to say that.
Now the bad news (I guess not that bad). I will have to do radiation. Since I went in being aggressive I will continue on that path. Because they found cancer in my nodes in my underarm the protocol is to do radiation. Hopefully that will be easy.
I have felt so good this week. I have worked out every day and started lifting weights on Wednesday. (Haven’t tried lifting weights with my arms- I will try on Friday). I was even one of the gym rats who faithfully went in today (Thanksgiving day they were open only in the am). Lifting my arm still causes pain but I grit my teeth and just do it! My underarm and bicep are numb to the touch which is very annoying. Hopefully that will go away!
I am also enjoying being able to lift Kaylee again. I know I am going to spoil her but it has almost been 2 weeks since I’ve gotten to hold her. I really think she knew I didn’t feel good because she had been a bit whiney. Yesterday she perked up and was her normal self.
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving. My mom cooked a great meal for me that I plan to share sometime next week. I also have several pictures I have been meaning to share- Some might be a little late but I’m sure everyone will enjoy seeing my angles.