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Posted 2016-02-17T03:03:51Z

Because it's all about the bass. . . . Haha. I mean- because it's all about the breast......

So, no big news to share today. I have been having some pain where the drains came out and some swelling. Yesterday I went to the lymphedema specialist for a lymphatic massage and to break up some of the scar tissue that is limiting my mobility. That was very interesting. As she rubbed that area, I could hear the "pop" of the tissue releasing. I go again on Friday to have some more massage and hopefully alleviate a little pain. [...]

Posted 2016-02-13T02:18:00Z

Sitting where God places us:)

I haven't been anywhere except to the doctors office or hospital in a little over three weeks. But yesterday I literally thought I was going to go cRA zY!! It's best for me to stay home, I need to be super cautious of germs and illnesses. ( Plus I really haven't felt like going out, but still- a wee tiny little outing won't count, right?) So I've been "good" and followed doctors' orders. And, I haven't driven either. I mean, I really am a model patient.😂😂😂[...]

Posted 2016-02-10T22:35:00Z

Meet my Doc!!!

So my plastic surgeon is Dr. Dan Hatef. He is so kind and compassionate. Had my second expansion today. He is very easy going and makes everything seem comfortable in what could be a somewhat awkward situation😀. I know that he is using the God- given talent he was created to use. What a wonderful blessing he is to me and I'm sure his other patients must feel the same way. Feeling blessed and optimistic about the outcome of my new profile😊 It feels great to have such talented doctors helping me!!! [...]

Posted 2016-02-10T00:24:19Z

Feeling a bit overwhelmed!

Yesterday I had a very long three hour meeting with a genetic counselor.  She was very kind and very thorough. Before I went, I had about 14 pages of family history for her to review. As we  went through the information, I found myself getting more and more overwhelmed.  At first, we went through my information, then she explained genetics to me. It was like a college course! There is so much information, and much of it is very new. ( well, it is ALL new to me!) It is so interesting and encouraging to see the advancements that have been made. But at the same time, there was too much information for me to absorb!  After explaining the genetic testing to me, she gave me advice on finding out the results of testing. They will be testing 49 genes, looking for all sorts of mutations. It will take three or four weeks to get the information back. After she counseled me, we went down to the lab and had blood drawn. [...]

Posted 2016-02-06T05:37:36Z

Keepin' on:)

So, it s been 2 weeks and one day since my surgery. Has it been easy? No. Has it been manageable? YES! There are so many people that have helped. My wonderful church family has provided dinner every night. My hubby has been so kind and patient. My children have offered much love and support.  I have THE best plastic surgeon ever. ( Dr. Dan Hatef )[...]

Posted 2016-02-02T03:47:00Z

Great news!!!!!

 Sorry to be so long in posting, I have been exhausted today. But, I had a wonderful report at my oncology doctors visit.  The testing I had done showed that I would not benefit from chemo or radiation. This is a relatively new technology called the oncotypeDX test. My treatment plan will be hormone therapy and very consistent follow- up doctors appointments. I will go every 12 weeks for several years for an ultrasound to check lymph nodes. The cancer had spread to my sentinel node, but that node was removed and the hormone therapy should prevent any further cancer from forming. I am so thankful and very emotional!! [...]