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Posted 2017-11-16T17:12:38Z

Healing and Moving Forward

Yesterday I had my follow up with my surgeon Dr. Melnich. He was very pleased with how everything was healing and impressed with the plastic surgeon’s work. The word “wow” was used. It was a positive appointment and I thanked him for taking care of me through this journey and making things happen especially arranging for last minute biopsies. His nurse Lisa walked us out and gave us hugs.  It’s impressive to work with this team. Steve and I often described Lisa as an angel and Steve wondered if she could adopt us. 

From there I went to cardiology for my 3 month echocardiogram. The oncology nurse called with the results yesterday afternoon and my heart is unchanged. In a small percentage of patients the Herceptin (I receive every 3 weeks) can damage the pumping function of the heart. 

So next week it’s appointments with Dr Stella and Herceptin treatment on Monday. On Wednesday I follow up with my plastic surgeon Dr Michelotti and meet the newest addition to my team Dr. Bethany Anderson, Radiology Oncologist.  

I am healing and moving forward! Thanks for all your support!

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Comments (5)

  • Lisa White
    Lisa White

    Great news, Rose. You certainly have had lots of people looking after you, especially the dream team at UW. 💗 Keep the faith.

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Lori Gibson
    Lori Gibson

    WOW is right, Rose!! What a journey - and all surrounded by skilled and compassionate caregivers, supportive and loving friends and family, your two daily rocks of support, Steve and JB -- and SO much positive energy you have had through the journey as well! What a recipe for great outcomes! SO happy to hear this latest update -- onward!!!

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Virginia (Ginny) Graff
    Virginia (Ginny) Graff

    I am so happy to hear all treatments are going well for you...and you are improving with each new day...Your medical people are really something....Keep up the good work...

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Jaime albrecht
    Jaime albrecht

    So glad to hear this- you remain in my thoughts 💕

    2 years ago · Reply
  • Tove Opsahl
    Tove Opsahl

    Very good news,your medical team sound terrific a very important factor in healing. Thought of my own when I was here for surgery soooo long ago,hospitalized for 6 months and my surgeon here in Rochester became my best friend and reminds so to this,s been 50 years! Keep up the good work and all the best to you. Love,Tove and Elmer

    2 years ago · Reply