Monday, August 7, 2017

It's Official!

Mammogram Results


Received the mammogram results notification letter in the mail!  Even though the radiation oncologist told me the results after verbally consulting with the radiologist, I was waiting until I saw written verification for confirmation.

Now, I feel I can call myself a survivor and accept that I am in remission.  It has taken two years.  It was in July 2015 when I had the mammogram that detected the tumor.

I still have to have my catheter port removed - that will have to be done under anesthesia.  I will ask about it when I see the surgeon, next week.  And, there will be regular follow-up visits, of course.  But I feel very blessed and thankful, today. 

To all of you who kept me in your prayers and thoughts, encouraged me and virtually held my hand as I climbed my mountain, a big, heart-felt, "Thank you". 

Today, I am grateful for:
- Being alive
- Having the prayed for mammogram results in writing
- The medical care I have received
- The support of family and friends
- A new lease on life

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    1. Thank you, Live and Learn. :) I'm feeling very happy.

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  2. That is a wonderful confirmation to get, Bless, I'm so so happy for you and your daughter (and for me too, I like having you around quite a bit!). What are you going to do to celebrate?!

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    1. Thank you, Nathalie. I don't know - I have thought of a celebration, yet. Maybe when my daughter comes home next, we might go out to a celebratory meal.

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  3. How lovely to see that confirmation in black and white, quite indisputable! I'm delighted for you, and I join Nathalie in that I like having you around too!

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    1. Thank you, Bushlady! I admit I do like being around! :D

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  4. So pleased for you and your daughter and all of us who know you either in person or via your blog. Expect you feel like a big weight has been lifted.

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    1. Thank you, Sandy. It does feel good to see it written in black and white. I feel like I have been given a much hoped for gift!

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  5. We should have a cyberparty!!!!! Congrats!!!! So so happy for you!!!!

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    1. That's a great idea, Carolyn! Let's wait until the end of the month, after I've seen both the surgeon and the oncologist. Then, I'll bake a cake and we can all have a cyberparty!

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  6. I am shouting ... HAPPY, HAPPY.. I am so very excited to hear this wonderful news.. I know it has been a very long hard mountain for you. And know its been hard for your daughter too..
    hugs...

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    1. Thank you, Judy. Yes, it was a tough climb, but daughter and I had help every step of the way. Hope all is well with you, too.

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  7. I am very very happy for you and your daugther.
    Better toughts.

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    1. Thank you, Vegevi. I'm happy to hear from you, again.

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    2. I read your blog everyday, i understand but i am not confortable to answer.But today i wanted you know i am happy to you

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    3. Thank you! I appreciate you wanting to let me know. Merci. :)

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  8. Wonderful, wonderful! Now it is officially wonderful!

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    1. Thank you, Anne. Official is good, right?

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  9. I'm so happy and relieved to read this. X

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  10. I agree with the cyber party idea! What a great reason to celebrate
    Siobhan

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  11. I'm so very happy for you Bless! Now you can officially breathe again my friend. :)

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    1. Thank you, Debbie! Yes! I feel so relieved!

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  12. Congratulations!!! I bet you are over the moon! What a great piece of mail to receive

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    1. Thank you, Sharon. Yes, I am so happy! Hopefully, each subsequent test will continue to read normal, but, for now, I am letting myself rejoice in the here and now. :)

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