All Clear

by Kathy on March 26, 2016 · 4 comments

in Cancer, Coping, Exercise, Expectations, Optimism, Pain, Time

My surgery on Monday went well/as planned. During my recovery I have felt sore and tired, as expected. I have slept a lot and followed other recommendations from my doctor, including wearing a supportive sports bra, using a pillow to cushion my breast, and early on I used an ice pack and took medication for pain relief. I am grateful for all those loved ones who have helped me and my family in various ways during this time.

Thursday evening I got a call from Dr. K (my awesome breast surgeon). She said that the pathology confirmed it was a low-grade phyllodes tumor = benign/not cancer! And she said that the margins were clear too!

My follow-up appointment is scheduled for Tuesday, April 5th and after that, she said she would likely see me annually.

She also affirmed that I should avoid bouncing/high intensity exercise until after my appointment on 4/5, when I will hopefully get the green light. That will be hard for me to wait that long. However, I am a good patient and will follow her recommendations.

For those I am not connected with via Facebook and/or Instagram, I am sorry for not sharing this wonderful news here sooner. I shared it both places shortly after receiving the call.

Thanks again for your support, kind words, positive thoughts, and prayers during my breast care scare.

I am certainly relieved and ready to move on from this.

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1 Lori Lavender Luz March 26, 2016 at 5:59 pm

So glad to hear this news, Kathy!
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2 April March 26, 2016 at 6:22 pm

Glad to hear it again!
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3 loribeth March 28, 2016 at 5:34 pm

Such good news, Kathy! 🙂 Well worth repeating! 😉
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4 It Is What It Is April 1, 2016 at 6:09 pm

So glad to hear this very good news. Hoping that your recovery is going smoothly.
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