Andrea has been doing really well. Her determination and her fighting spirit have kept her strong and optimistic. Over the past two-and-a-half months we have been making trips to Stanford University to continue the steps necessary to prepare for her eventual breast reconstruction surgery. (And a special thank you to Lisa Cleaner and Lisa Sporer for helping to make these trips a bit easier.). Both her surgical oncologist and her plastic surgeon tell us that Andrea is doing really well and should be ready for the reconstructive surgery in several months. Along with the Nurse Practitioner who's been doing the "expanding", we've managed to have a few laughs along the way - even though Andrea has been poked and prodded more times than I care to remember. You'll have to ask Andrea about all that we've learned while she was being "expanded". On Tuesday of this week (5/10) Andrea will begin her radiation treatment. The treatment - in its entirety - will last for six weeks and Andrea will have to go five days per week. Each session will last approximately 30 minutes. As has been the case from the start, Andrea is in great spirits and knows that the radiation treatment is but one more step on the road to a compete recovery. Wish her well!