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.
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.
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.