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We met with the surgeon this morning.  We got some good and not so good news.  The tumor in the breast shrunk down to 2.5 cm (originally over 7) and the surgeon was able to get clear margins (the tumor and enough around it).  That’s the good news.

The not so good news is that 2 out of the 3 lymph nodes that were removed during surgery had cancer cells.  The surgeon is waiting to talk to the Oncologist (hopefully today) to discuss either surgery or just radiation for other lymph nodes that are nearby the ones taken out.

The surgeon also drained a bunch of fluid from my arm pit which was swollen.  It would have gone down on it’s own in a few weeks, but I opted to just have it drained since it was bothering me.  She also gave me a prescription for a muscle relaxer to help me sleep and another prescription for anxiety, should I need it.

Drain #1 is still with me, but has slowed down quite a bit and hopefully will come out in the next day or two. 🙂

This week, I’ll go in to have the drain removed and then on Friday, we meet with the Oncologist to talk about what comes next.

It’s not the news we were hoping for but at least we know.  It’s still all part of God’s plan for my life, even though it’s not an easy path.  Trusting in Him and praying for His will and for our peace as we accept it.

 

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