3/2/09

Yay!!

I went to see my plastic surgeon today, in preparation for the coming mastectomy. He is a lovely, lovely man - well, at least, he is a man who is currently blissfully in love with his new baby girl, which means that he is a contagiously happy man. Close enough for me...

Anyway, he was very supportive and encouraging, and told me that he thinks that my original instincts were spot on for someone in my particular situation. Mom and I were both reassured, and I think are both feeling more comfortable with this month's treatment plans. It doesn't hurt that I have a friend whose mastectomy was 'designed' by the same doctor, and she has nothing but good things to say about the results of her surgery and the good doctor himself. Thanks for the recommendation, Annie!

AND I got my DEXA scan results. More good news - my dad not only handed down his genes for giant feet and blocky hands, but also his genes for heavy bones. I always wanted that lovely delicate build that many of my friends had - but I am giving that envy up for good. I LOVE my solid peasant ancestors, thank you very much! Even my hip with the cancer in it has a T score on the positive side of 0. So whatever treatment I decide on for that, I will be starting from a great baseline - Yay!!

It was a Good Day.

Tomorrow, taxes...

6 comments:

mrspao said...

Tomorrow is another day but today is blissful!

Glorious Hats said...

So glad for the heavy bone gene. No wonder you have such a firm understanding and capable hands too :D

Nancy K. said...

I'm glad to hear that your surgeon is such a happy man ~ that's got to bring positive vibes into the operating room!

I can't begin to imagine the emotional roller coaster you must be riding! From doctor to doctor and surgery to surgery. What a brave woman you are! And I admire you for sharing your journey with us! I'm glad that you have such a supportive, loving family at your side ~ your mother has certainly earned her halo!!

Take Care, dear friend and know that there are many people out here who love you and are keeping you in their prayers.

Dori Ann said...

Good news again! So what is the count? I think good news is ahead :) We'll just working toward that goal!

Delighted Hands said...

Glad the news is so rosey and no need to tint it ! Thanks for sharing the good news-it is contagious!

The Violet Hoarder said...

Just wanted to share a story from yesterday. A friend's sister has been battling breast cancer and inoperable brain cancer for nearly a year and she went to her doctors last week and they told her in amazement that her cancer had disappeared. They were astounded and have no idea what happened (although she's gotten every treatment in the book, it was still advancing). They are using the "M" words--mystified, miracle, etc. These things happen all the time. Glad you had a good day and that you like your surgeon. Means a lot!