I’m caught in another waiting game – awaiting pathology.
Since I chose to have my surgery at a different hospital system there was a bit miscommunication/delay in sending out my results so what typically would be a 2-week response is now 4…but as I mentioned before my definition of “time” has changed since diagnosed. I’m continuously reminded that this is a “slow-growing” cancer. I can’t say that puts my mind fully at ease.
Pathology will determine Oncotype score.
Oncotype testing analyzes how the cancer tissue behaves and responds to treatment. The score also determines the chances of recurrence and will determine the chemotherapy treatment. We already know my cancer is estrogen-reactive and I will be on hormone therapy for the next 10 years.
I’m standing up much better, today I walked 2 miles. Farthest so far. It seems I can walk really well every other day. The next day my back pays the consequences. “No pain, no gain”.
Incisions are healing, my tummy…still tight. Imagine filling your tummy with air and stopping mid-breath. TIGHT! My DIEP Flap suture sites are healing and feeling is coming back. This is one of the benefits over implants. For now it’s lots of tingling the nerves and vessels are healing…kind of “un-nerving” feeling at times like my shirt is made of sandpaper. This is a good sign!
Too many to count! Family, friends and neighbors. The mail! I’ve read each card over again. My meal-train keeps my boys full and my kitchen mess-free. My parents “parenting” the boys dealing with grouchy mornings and miles of taxi service. The hubs who tends to my wounds, at my beck and call with icy water, hot coffee and middle-of-the-night pillow adjustments. He even vacuumed today. Yep, can’t say I have much to complain about!