Sorry, it's been so long. I finished chemo at the end of October and have been slowly healing to prepare for surgery. My last imaging only looked at the lymph nodes which still look healthy. The surgeon was very surprised by her physical exam of the tumor, and even cancelled a procedure to mark the chest wall under the tumor as she is inclined to no longer believe the tumor may be attached. Surgery is scheduled for the morning of Nov. 20th. I have started gaining back feeling in my hands and feet. However, the nerves healing means the damage to my nails hurts more now. I'm also still sleeping a lot more than usual, but have gained back some energy.
I'm so thankful for all the encouragement and support from all our friends, family, and church. I have also found a few organizations that have donated meals, housecleaning, and even a loaner recliner to assist in my recovery post-surgery.
Please pray for the insurance authorization to come through for the surgery. It was just started today because the surgeon's office failed to realize I need pre-authorization. Pray for my hands and feet to continue to heal and for me to stay healthy for the next week. Pray for my team of doctors that will be preforming the surgery, and that they can successfully remove any remaining cancer. Lastly, pray for no complications and an easy recovery.
I'm looking forward to be able to post I'm cancer free in the next couple of weeks. Until then, I'm trusting God to continue to provide through this experience!