Thursday, April 8, 2010

Recuperating from surgery

Tomorrow will be two weeks.  They did a modified radical mastectomy on my right breast and also took all the lymph nodes from under that arm.  We went to the surgeon’s office on Thurs. the 1st of April for the pathology reports.

           ALL CLEAR!!! 

           No Cancer!!!

He said the percentage of patients that the chemo zaps ALL of the cancer are only 10-15%!!!

He still wants me to have the radiation though, and I have an appointment with a radiation oncologist on the 16th of this month.  I REALLY don’t want to do it, but hey, I’m not going to tempt fate at this point!  It will be every day for six weeks.  And I’ve heard that the fatigue from the radiation is worse than with the chemo!  Hopefully I’ll be back in the swing of things by the fourth of July!! 

But I’m feeling GREAT!!!  I was in the garden scattering some flower seeds just days after the surgery~the next Thursday!!!

  Also that day we had a fence installed in the back yard for Jimmie Dean.  He has been running out the back door alot and we live on a busy street.  So we had a fence put in from the back of the house and out just thirty feet.  Our yard is about 300 feet deep total, so fencing the whole thing is out of the question.  $$$$  It’s a small area, but he acts like he’s free as a bird!!! He’s never been out without a leash and he didn’t quite know what to do at first.  

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One more exciting thing happened this week… I have some fuzz on my head!!!  It’s totally white and barely visible, but it’s the beginnings of HAIR!!!  I stood in the sunlight this afternoon with a mirror and admired the tiny fuzz!!  LOL.  I told Mickey if I don’t quit rubbing it and feeling it I’m going to rub it off!!!  I’ll never cuss doing my hair again.  Hopefully it will be a little thicker than before.  I had baby hair before.

Hope everyone had a marvelous Easter.  I finally got to see my family (nieces and nephews and their kids).  We surprised them at my sister’s dinner.  I haven’t seen any of the kids since last fall~before Halloween!  Doctors told me to stay away from the little ones because of germs.  They had grown!  I burst into tears when I saw them. So needless to say, I had a great day!

The hook-in in Springfield is next Saturday and I’m going to be able to go.  Can’t wait!!  I’ll take lots of pictures.  Finally I can start getting out again and have something to blog about!

Great to be back.  Missed you all.



Orange Sink said...

Hi Sheri,
It's so good to have you back! I've missed you terribly! I'm so glad you are feeling great and still keeping active! I really like your fence for Jimmy Dean. It will be so nice not to have to worry about him! Will look forward to your future posts! ((hugs and blessings!)) Cathy G

weaverpat said...

I am so happy to hear that you're doing well!!!

Glad the surgery is over. I wouldn't tempt fate either! Get the radiation, and then it's DONE.

You are a SURVIVOR, Lady!
Wear it with Pride!!!

Anonymous said...

So good to hear from you again. I have been wondering how you have been doing. Congratulations and good luck with the rest of your treatments. We are rooting for you

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Praise God!!!!!! You are WonderWoman!!! I, too, have missed you and didn't realize you were having surgery ~ I am so glad all went well ~ I've certainly been thinking of you and couldn't be happier to hear your news this morning!!! When I complain about my hair ~ and I do ~ a lot ~ my husband says 'just be glad you have hair' ~ and I am. Have a great weekend ~ and I love your cute fence!!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Such a Praise Sheri!! So glad to hear the good news. Wonderful to hear you are keeping yourself busy. the next 6 weeks or so are going to fly by....You are going to cross that finish line with flying colors!
Jimmy Dean is just the cutest little guy.

Woolly Mammoth Woolens said...

What wonderful news and a wonderful post full of optimism!!! Glad to hear you are doing well after your surgery. Spring is a time for rebirth, and it sounds like that is what is happening to you! God bless.

Taos Sunflower said...

Hi Sheri: You sound great, and I love the great news, of course. What a warrior you are, and an inspiration to all of us. XXX Martie

Kim said...

This is absolutely fabulous news. I have been wondering about you. This is just another example to prove how amazing you are!
Way to kick butt Girl!

Ter'e said...

Praise the LORD!!!!! Praise the LORD!!!!! I was so happy to see your post when I peeked this a.m. I have been waiting with baited breath! (is that spelling correct?) I am so proud of you for being so strong.
Sending you love, sunshine and hugs from Florida!

debra said...

So happy for your wonderful news! Radiation isn't bad--just a hassle going every day. But it will go by faster than you think!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Sheri ~
You're a survivor, girlfriend!!! I know your positive attitude had MUCH to do with it. Keep your chin up ~ you're almost there. That light at the end of the tunnel is no longer a freight train.
I'll keep praying for you.
Pug hugs :)

Jacque. said...

Hey Sheri. I love your sure that helped get you to where you are. I'm so happy that surgery was successful. I think of you and will continue to pray for you.

Ragamuffin Gal said...

Sheri ~
This is a great post! I love reading your happy news! I'll look forward to seeing you next weekend!

JoJo said...

Sheri, I too was unaware of your surgery and I'm thrilled to read that your path reports are negative! God has answered prayers!! I'm keeping you on the prayer list at certainly can't hurt to have many people you've never met praying for you. You are indeed a wonder woman. Or maybe it's just that no one and nothing can keep a good woman down. So very happy for you that everything is going so well.

Jeanne (RED) said...

Dear, Dear Sheri,
I am so glad to hear about the results of your surgery. I have been thinking about you. You are "fierce!" I hope the next few weeks won't be so difficult for you. Take care, Jeanne L.

Julie said...

Hi Sheri

Great news! I too, ten years ago had to make the decision about radiation following radical surgery. I remember the oncologist saying if we don't do it, and the C comes back, we will wish we did.

Well, I did and very glad I did as I am still here to enjoy all that life has to offer.

You go girl. Radiation was easy in comparison with everything else!

Miccosukee said...

Hi Sheri,
Have not been here for a bit but am glad to stop by and get the good news. You have been on my mind. Love the little fence for Jimmy Dean. He will enjoy it so much and you will, too. Looks like many games of fetch out there.

Will check again soon but I am so happy for you!!!