Well folks, the spot on my lung was malignant. It’s cancer, and I’m now officially a Stage IV (metastatic breast cancer) SURVIVOR.
I am on some heavy narcotics, am really tired and hungry, and I am relaxing in my hospital with Brad by my side. I am calmly waiting for Dr. Wonderful to reveal the treatment plan (early next week).
The meds are dulling my brain and I keep falling asleep as I type–very unlike me.
Here’s how the information will filter in: Since I have a firm No Googling policy, I can’t give you all the knowledge about what this latest diagnosis means. Nurse Practitioner Rockstar (Dr. Wonderful’s right hand gal) will be in to see me on Friday, probably in the morning. I’ll get some information then. Doctors from Dr. Wizad’s team will be in to check on me through the weekend to make sue I am physically healing appropriately. And Dr. Wonderful, who is formulating The Big Plan will come in early Monday morning. He will hopefully have the all-important pathology report that will tell us exactly what we are dealing with.
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The narcotics are giving me a double benefit at this time; my pain is very well controlled, and my emotions are suppressed. I’m okay with this. Did I say that already? Did I mention the strong narcotics? This post is taking over 2 hours to write because I can’t stay awake. Oooops!
I’m grateful for each and every message I am receiving; you people are truly amazing and I really treasure your words. Please continue to pray. I really want the lab report to indicate that this is a wimpy cancer ha will respond well to treatment.
While I didn’t get the answer I wanted, I am better now than when went into the OR. I believe my
NED (No Evidence of Disease) status has been restored. Yay–I love my NED!
We’ll definitely be needing some help, especially now that I’ll be starting a doozy of a chemotherapy agent in addition to recovering from the surgery. Email help4andersons(at)gmail(dot)com to engage and send us any offers of help/questions/comments/gifts.
Since my NED status is restored, I am content that there is no measurable cancer in my body. Praise God! Praise God also for you; your words and virtual hugs of thanks for your generosity of spirit as you encouraged me all day long.
Remember: Do Today Well.