by sdrise 09 Feb 2018

Hi all my cute angels! I am feeling a bit better . Still a bit weak and still hurting but doing much better. I can raise my arm over my head.. Still have stitches and steri strips. It has been a hard recoup without pain meds. But I am managing. Icing 24/ 7 has helped.

I see the surgeon on Tuesday and the oncologist on Wednesday then the radiologist.
The surgeon called me today to say she got good negative margins on both areas and the lymph node is negative. YEAH. I am relieved.
Now to find out what treatments I will need. I know I have to have radiation and a pill for up to 10 years and I think I may still need some chemo. I will know more on Wednesday.
I want to say thank you for all your support so far. You all kept me going with your outreach and prayers. You have been so wonderful I thank you from my heart!
I have a long road ahead of me for the next year. BUT one step at a time.
Thank you all for caring and sharing your tips and stories. They helped me through this part of my journey.
Love and thanks to all! Suzanne


by meganne 10 Feb 2018

FANTASTIC news all round, Suzanne, especially that the Lymph node was clear. It's so good that you can raise your arm, keep up the exercise, but gently does it. Genuinely relieved for you!

The medication will probably be either Femara or Tamoxifen, either of which can cause side effects, (as can any of the chemo drugs), so please remember..... if you DO suffer any unbearable side effects, don't suffer in silence. There are other alternatives they can give you so DON'T be afraid to speak up!!!!

Cancer treatments have improved quite a lot in the last ten years and there is much more being done to ensure you have as little discomfort as possible. (AND RIGHTLY SO!)

If you have chemo, PLEASE put yourself FIRST!!!! Stay away from anyone with a cold or flu, or any contagious disease, especially kidlets as they are notorious carriers.
Advise all your friends and family that you are having chemo and for your sake they should NOT put you at risk as you will become extremely susceptible to any and all kinds of infections.

You are in my prayers and thoughts so know I am with you all the way. HUGE hugs, xxxxxx M

by pennifold 09 Feb 2018

Oh! this is just such good news Suzanne. Must be such a relief for you, your husband and family. I, along with everyone else on here, wish you a gentle recovery and hope that you learn to take things slowly. I think us women tend to battle on regardless of what is happening to our bodies and forget to look after ourselves first!! My prayers are still being said for you, love Chris
We have a song we sing in church called:
"One more step along the world I go,
One more step along the world I go;
From the old things to the new,
Keep me travelling along with you:
And it's from the old I travel to the new;
Keep me travelling along with you."
I hope this verse keeps you going along. If you get a chance to listen to it, got to You Tube. Love Chris

by Sewmum1 09 Feb 2018

Lovely to hear from you. Thanks for the update. Sending you lots of cyber hugs xx

by asterixsew Moderator 09 Feb 2018

Suzanne its great to hear from you. Take life slowly and good luck for the upcoming hospital appointment

by jerrib 09 Feb 2018

Thank you for letting us know how you are doing. I am praying for you.
Healing Hugs

by graceandham 09 Feb 2018

Love the clear margins and the upraised arm. Three doctors in a few days sounds like a tour.

by kustomkuddle 09 Feb 2018

Such wonderful news and what a relief. Will continue to storm heaven with prayers for courage, healing, perseverance and continued pain control. Remember, we are all behind you supporting you and your husband as you go through this journey.

by 02kar Moderator 09 Feb 2018

I can't help but tear up reading all of these responses for you. It has been a long tough road but you continue to meet each milestone with success and grace. I couldn't help but applaud and scream hurray when you emailed the good news on the margins and node. I love jrob's note that you are stronger than you think and loved more than you know. So very true.

by laurasomi 09 Feb 2018

i am glad your taking one step at the time, my thoughts are with you daily, sending you a gentle hug from Germany,

by jrob Moderator 09 Feb 2018

I'm staying in the cheer Suzanne corner! You go girl.

by dailylaundry 09 Feb 2018

I think when you wrote, "one step at a time", you were very wise! I am so happy you are feeling better. Please know, you continue to be in my prayers!! Hugs, Laura

by gerryvb 09 Feb 2018

it makes me happy to see you post here , prayers will continue for your recovery. One step at a time is a good way to start the recovery. Hugs, love and prayers are coming your way !!

by toogie 09 Feb 2018

Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
I am so happy to hear your good news, about no lymph node involvement! I know you and your dh, are so relieved to hear that too. May He continue to bless and heal you. You are a survivor! (see you made the surgeries and without pain meds afterwards. I know you can't take those)

by stork 09 Feb 2018

Glad to hear! Just take care and listen to what they tell you to do or not to do. Prayers coming your way.

by basketkase 09 Feb 2018

Woo Hoo.........another prayer answered!!! Love ya!

by dragonflyer 09 Feb 2018

Well, Suzanne...this sounds like great news! Having your lymph node clear is a huge plus! Know that we are all here walking next to you and cheering you glad you are well enough to give us an update...stay strong...

by crafter2243 Moderator 09 Feb 2018

Glad to see you here and read about your progress. You are right. One step at the time. Prayers are with you every step of the way.

by airyfairy 09 Feb 2018

Great news Suzanne and thank you for taking time to write to us all. Thinking of you daily. Keep strong and REST. Love and hugs Sarah

by rescuer Moderator 09 Feb 2018

Wonderful news! The lymph nodes make a huge difference. So good to see you here again.
Prayers continue...