I want to share my good news! I finished up all my chemo last week and had an MRI this week. My MRI is showing no evidence of cancer....neither in my breast or my lymph nodes. My doctors (and me!) are so pleased with the way I've responded to the treatments. I met with the surgeon this week also and I'm thrilled with him. He not only specializes in breast surgery but he also has been doing research and specialty work in diseases of the appendix. I was placed with him before we knew I needed my appendix removed but I'm just convinced it's a God thing! My surgery is scheduled for September 3. I will have an infusion of herceptin a week before then. And several days before surgery they will also plant a small radioactive seed in the center of where the tumor was to guide the surgeon where to remove tissue. He will still remove 2 levels of lymph nodes under my arm but leave the third level. Will be approximately 10-20 nodes. I'm praying I don't have problems with lymphedema.
Every Wednesday for the past 5 months I've had chemo. So I celebrated this Wednesday with a 3 mile walk with Kay, my 80 year old neighbor and a 17 year breast cancer survivor! She has been a blessing to me! We walk a lot of mornings but this walk was special.
I feel like prayers are being answered every day and I'm getting so much closer to my cure and coming home!
Thank you all for the love and prayers!
“For with God nothing shall be impossible.”
Luke 1:37 KJV