I am 100% cancer free. Do you know how phenomenal it feels to say that? After my double mastectomy, the final pathology results said “no residual invasive carcinoma is present in the breast after presurgical therapy” — all those hard days, all the days where I felt awful or just wanted to sleep, the hair loss, the emotions, all of it was completely worth every minute of it. Not only did I overcome cancer, I kicked it’s ASS! I had the greatest support system and have come to learn there are way more people out there to be my supporters and help than I EVER imagined. I am so blessed. I am so thankful. I am so grateful for answered prayers. I now will see my surgeon in 6 months and then yearly.
I still have a long road ahead of me with my reconstruction, but I’m managing. Two weeks down on the weekly appointments and many more to go. I got one drain tube out today — YAY! I will have to do some physical therapy as well, but not until I get this other drain tube out, hopefully next week.
I have my follow up with my oncologist on February 4th and we will look at what steps are next as far as doing chemo (herceptin & perjeta) to follow through to a year (August).
Today was a good day of appointments and I couldn’t be more happy for the news I’ve gotten. I can’t help but give a HUGE shout out to my grandparents for everything throughout this whole process. They’ve driven me to all my appointments, stayed up with me over half the night in the ER and then came to the hospital the next morning when I had to have my gall bladder out, they came to every appointment/chemo session I had, and most importantly been some of my biggest supports and listening ears. I have a hard time expressing myself, but my grandma can just read me and knows when I need a listening ear or an open shoulder. Thank you both so much for everything, seriously! I love you more than you know! Saturday will be a sad day when you head out for Florida, I will sure miss you both — and be incredibly jealous that you’ll be on the beach! ;) Soak it up for me!
Thank you all again for the continued love and support from all of you. I couldn’t be more thankful and blessed to have such awesome people in my life!