Cancer

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 […]

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Today is my eleventh Leap Day, which happens to be my lucky number. On my tenth, in 2012, I took a Leap of Faith, I changed the name of my blog, from Four of a Kind to Bereaved and Blessed, and moved it from Blogger to Self-Hosted WordPress, with this/my own URL. We had lived […]

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Our appointment today, with Dr. K, the specialized breast surgeon at Advocate Christ Medical Center, went really well. I was more impressed than I expected to be, after being wowed by Dr. J at the University of Chicago Medical Center yesterday. Dr. K assured us that it is really, really, really unlikely that once removed […]

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Today we had our second opinion appointment with a specialized breast surgeon at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. J. We were very impressed with her. While in the waiting room at the Breast Center, we had the opportunity to look at information about Dr. J’s background and qualifications. I was encouraged to see […]

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The past week has been filled with researching my diagnosis, scheduling appointments, and touching base with medical staff, as well as our new insurance company. Because of course the year we are dealing with my first breast care scare, we have a brand new insurance plan and company. This Friday morning I will have a […]

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I got a call this afternoon letting me know that the pathology from my biopsies on Friday do not appear to be cancer. The lymph node biopsied in my left armpit was benign with reactive changes. So that is great news and a huge relief. Last night I had trouble sleeping and started allow my mind […]

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