Pre-Testing

I did get the results back from the CT scan I had last week and everything was “stable.”  That means that nothing has changed since the last CT scan in March.  All is well; nothing new; but they still see the tiny nodule on my lung.  I’ve been reassured that it is benign, completely normal, and nothing to worry about.  To be honest, I still know it’s there and worry a little.  We will continue to monitor it.

Yesterday I had pre-testing for my upcoming surgery on September 6th.  Ed and I started the morning at the Breast Surgeon’s office signing consent forms.  Then we were off to Northside Hospital with “orders” from the surgeon.  We had to check-in with Admissions and then were moved on to a Pre-Testing for Surgery area.  It proved to be more about paperwork and less about testing.  Just happy it’s done.  Now all I have in the next two weeks is a pre-op call over the phone, another Herceptin treatment, and a lot of preparation.

I read a story this morning about a woman that was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer at age 29.  She was two months pregnant at the time.  She underwent chemo and successfully delivered a healthy baby girl.  That’s amazing.  Post treatment and delivery, an MRI showed she was cancer free.  Months later cancer showed up in her bones.  This time it was aggressive and unfortunately, she recently died.  Now those are the stories I don’t want to hear about and unfortunately they are everywhere.  You can never compare apples to apples in this cancer world, and I don’t know the complete details, but it’s still scary.  Breathe and repeat…it will not come back…it will not come back…it will not come back!  This is something I know I will live with forever and will have to learn how to manage the thoughts circulating in my brain.  I have to remain positive, know I’ve done everything I can do to beat this (and will continue to do so), live each day to it’s fullest, once this is all over…celebrate each year of being cancer free, and constantly pray it never returns!

By the way, today is exactly 4 weeks since my last chemo treatment.  Cheers to that!

 

Comments

  1. IT WILL NOT COME BACK!:)

  2. Mary Johnson says:

    Stay positive, my Dear Friend!!!! And tell those nasty thoughts to get out of your head!!!! So much to celebrate thus far!!! I am still constantly amazed at how far you’ve come, how positive you’ve been and how you are going to totally kick this cancer – FOREVER!!!!! Prayers daily being said for you 🙂

  3. Meredith,
    It was so great to see you guys last week. It stinks that we weren’t able to chat more, you know swap cancer stories. You and your family remain in my prayers and thoughts. Keep kickin’ cancer butt!

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