Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Update 10

I plan for this to be my last post breast cancer diagnosis /surgery /recovery update for a while.  Tomorrow marks four weeks since my surgery, and I am almost back to normal!  Almost!  I have resumed full days of homeschool, and about half of my housework.  I still cannot completely use my arms (especially my right arm where the lymph nodes were removed), and staying on my feet too long still causes aches, but for the most part I feel like my old self!  I plan to walk 10 miles this week, and I have already planned my next marathon: the Disney World Marathon in January, 2013.

I had an excellent visit with my oncologist yesterday.  He determined that since all of my cancer was removed with the surgery, that since the cancer was not invasive, and that since my lymph nodes were negative,  I do not have to take tamoxifen!  That was the very best news for me!  I was not looking forward to taking that medication if it had been prescribed.  I am so grateful!

I get stronger every day, and I fully expect to be 100% very, very soon!  Other than a few visits and procedures with the plastic surgeon over the next couple of months, and then one more surgery in the late summer or early fall, I am done!  I am almost over this bump and completely on the other side.  Praise God!

"Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!  For His mercy endures forever."
1 Chronicles 16:34


  1. Wonderful news. So glad you are doing so well! Be blessed!!

  2. Praise God! You are amazing...

  3. That is great news. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for reminding me to be thankful.

  4. Praise the Lord! I am so, so thankful for your excellent report at the doctor and for how much better you are feeling now. God is so good!

  5. Wonderful news, so glad you are doing so well! God bless!

  6. I am doing the happy dance for you Roan and praising God for His healing hands!

    And I am looking forward to cheering you to victory in your next marathon!

  7. Praise be to God!!
    Your attitude is exemplary!!

  8. So happy for you. Back to normal must be wonderful for you. So glad you're healing and moving forward.

    Extra *Hurray* for not having to take the med's!! Yippee!!


  9. So glad you recovering so well!!