Thursday, January 31, 2008

A Short Check-in

I'm at Jenn and Eric's house now, holding down their guest bed. Doing a damn good job of it too! I'm eternally thankful that I do not have to attend to these disgusting drain things. OMG they're disgusting. Whatever service they do for me, they make me smell the odor of human flesh rotting.

The really good news to share is that the pathology report from the surgery shows that the margins were clear from any cancer cells. This is good news. It means that the surgeon was able to stay as far away from the cancer as she said she wanted to, and that whatever cancer was in me, is now out of me. (Although no one can promise you that a stray cell or two-thousand hasn't been lingering somewhere hiding out in an effort to survive through chemo. That's why you can never be sure if you've been "cured.")

Thanks to St. M's and Jeannette for the lovely dinner, visit and lunch for tomorrow. Your support is greatly appreciated.

Will check in as I'm able to. I'm definitely different forever and the surgery might be no biggie for the doctor doing it, but it's plenty big enough in my book. I'm weak but feeling a little better each day.


Anonymous said...

I am so glad to hear from you, personally. You have been in my prayers. I pray that you will be up and around and feeling like your old self very, very soon.


mom said...

So glad that you are with Jenn and Eric Our prayers have been answered so far and with Gods help all of the cancer cells have gone down the drain, ..will be watching for notes from you daily as you get stronger.

with love
Nonie & Rip

dgray1130 said...

It's wonderful to hear from you. I have prayed more for you and your recovery in the last few days than I believe I ever have. You sound great. I know it's not a picinic, but you are now on the road to recovery. I'm glad you are at Jenn's and she is able to help you out. Take good care of yourself now and you will be up and about in no time. We love and miss you Diane

Susan said...

Good to hear from you! Get lots of rest and enjoy being taken care of, it is all downhill now. Have a great weekend.

Mary Anne said...

Yeah Baby! The clean margins are a wonderful gift and I couldn't be happier!!I am so glad that you are handling things well (I knew you would). I know the drains are a pain in the butt; a necessary evil I say. When you are up for it, give me a call and we can complain together. Hugs, Mary Anne

Memphis Mary said...

Ann, Glad to hear that you're with daughter & Erics'....knew you'd shine......MM

Anonymous said...

Now that you are Jenn's & Eric's, you get your cuddle blankie, sleep, rest and be a real slug. Soak up the positive energy and get as much rest as possible. Love, Randy

Watercolor said...

Glad you are holding that bed down. I had heard rumors it was giving them a problem. ha. Glad you are doing well. pamela - dok