Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Potential GREAT NEWS!

So, my Dr. called me yesterday to tell me that she received my pathology report back from when I had surgery last week. I am potentially cancer free! There were no cancer cells in the surrounding tissue that was removed (clear margins)! It is a SMALL possibility that I will not have to have radiation or hormone therapy.

My slides are being sent off for a second opinion and I think that just as a precaution, and because this is a crucial point...I am going to seek a 2nd opinion as well (about post treatment). I initially didn't seek a 2nd opinion prior to this as a group of surgeons all agreed that an MRI + lumpectomy + sentinel node dissection was the first step. That part was easy and they were right. The lumpectomy is a breast conserving surgery and the lymph nodes were checked and double checked for cancer and nothing showed up.

I still meet with my Dr. tomorrow and the Radiology Oncologist. I'm going back to work on Friday and like I said yesterday, get back to a normal routine again. I live by routine and I have been out of sorts since August 9th.

I checked out CZ's blog this morning and this is what she shared! TOTALLY AWESOME!

If you like food, and pink and brown...

ENJOY!

7 comments:

The Parsons Family said...

Tanya... Im so excited and happy for you.... your news may have just wiped me of morning sickness for an hour or so!

Love Chels

Tanya said...

Thanks Chelsea! I really hope you feel better soon! Pretty soon, you will! Thanks for your friendship!

~*AMY*~ said...

oh girl, i am so totally smiling right now. that's GREAT news!!!! i have been praying so hard for you these last few weeks. you were always in my thoughts and prayers, even if i didn't show it well. and if i didn't i truly am sorry. i am so happy girl, you so rawk! love you beyatch

Tanya said...

Thanks so much Amy! Thanks for all your prayers, too! You're a GREAT friend!

Gawain said...

Hey Tanya, that is awesome news! Just know that all your Monkey friends are pulling for you. :-)

Julie E. said...

DOING THE HAPPY DANCE!!!! I'm so thrilled to hear that Tanya! You've been in my thoughts & prayer's everyday! That's such aweseome news! Love ya girl! Julie

Tanya said...

Les- thank you for your kind words and always making me LAUGH! And Julie, thank you for all your inspiration and kind words, too! You both are such great friends to me! Thank you!