Before I went in to surgery, I told my Doctor not to call me with results on Friday the 13th. Guess when she called me?? Yes indeed, she did most certainly call me on Friday the 13th! I envisioned Freddy Krueger on the other end while it was ringing. Haha! The results from the pathology report: Lymph nodes CLEAR, genetic test NEGATIVE, and the tumor only measured 10 mm which was smaller than she expected. All great news that proves God does hear, receive and answer prayers!!
I think I am also learning there is most likely a ‘but’ or one ‘not so good piece’ during a cancer battle. The margins from the tumor they removed were not clear. While she said the cells found in the margins were not the same invasive cancer found in the tumor, she said there were pre-cancerous cells found. She wants to take me back to surgery this week and shave off some more tissue. While I was not going to let the news of another surgery drag me down and away from the good news, I would be lying if I said I was not bummed and scared. That was not fun and today is the first day I feel like a human and have not had to run for the medicine bottle to help alleviate pain. I continue to stay faithful in prayer and know He is with me with each step, twist and turn of this journey.
I will know more in two weeks what my treatment plan is going to be. We are still waiting on the Oncotype test to be returned. Prayers for a low score on that test, so we can knock chemo off the plan.
I will end with this for whatever battle you are facing hold tight to Proverbs 3:5-6:
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.
All my love…live each day big, for you never know what tomorrow will bring.