Monday, July 23, 2012

Post Surgery and Pathology Results

Okay I'll tell you my pathology results first since that is the most exciting.  After looking at my breast and lymph nodes the doctors couldn't find any CANCER CELLS!  That means that the chemotherapy knocked out all of the cancer cells or for you medical nerds out there Dr. Lilly called it a complete pathological response.  Joe and I were so happy to get this news.  Actually, Dr. Lilly left a voicemail on my phone and when I heard the news I started to cry.  Joe thought that it was bad news and I couldn't stop crying so I just handed him the phone to listen to the voicemail.  We fell so blessed.  I know that so many other women are not so lucky.

I went to Dublin Methodist for my surgery.  That hospital is so nice.  Big rooms, two tvs, one computer to check e-mail or watch netflix, quiet whenever I wanted it, a bed for Joe to stay with me at night, great nursing and room service 24 hours a day.  Oh and let's not forget all of the great pain medicine every 3 hours.  What else could you want!  I was on the same floor at labor and delivery and they played a nice soft song every time a baby was born.  If I didn't want to hear the music I shut the door.  It was great.

So now I'm home recovering from my mastectomy.  It has been hard at times but I remain very optimistic about my recovery from surgery.  I have been busy doing my physical therapy.  It is not easy but I have seen some results and it encourages me to keep going.

I'm so grateful to all of the people who have helped me.  My mom took a whole week off of work and right now my kids are at my sister's house in Virginia so I can relax and recover.  Other people have sent cards, flowers and food.  Thank you for your support.  I am happy and ready for radiation to begin. 


  1. Yay! So glad to hear your good news!

  2. I'm so happy to heard things are going great. I have been thinking about you the last few days. I will continue prying for you and ask that your recovery continues well. You are an amazing woman and your are going to get thru this with great success. I love you much, your Mexican sister...