Results Are In

26 Mar


Well, the results are in! Remember the three scenarios I mentioned in my last blog? It was none of the above. No, no, a definitive answer would be too easy considering my cancer path. My doctor called and the good news is that my neck looks good! Nothing showing up on the PET scan in terms of ‘leftover’ cancer or new and obvious growth, so the number on my blood work results must have been a fluke or a variable they didn’t know about from the new test. It was great news for me because the treatment for anything new in my neck would be extremely risky. Ahh, but the news doesn’t stop there…he continued to say that there was something else. He asked if I was recently in an accident, or if I cut myself shaving, or if I was sick recently…no, no, no,….why? ‘Well, there’s some inflammation of some lymph nodes under your arm.’ ‘So what?’ ‘ He says, well, that’s typical of breast cancer, I want you to get a mammogram.’ ‘I have thyroid cancer cells in my breast?’ ‘No, this would be totally unrelated.’ ‘Hmmm, ok.’

So a mammogram is next and my journey moves forward. How do I feel? Nuts. It’s almost laughable. I cried a little because I just want this over with, but hey, it’s life and I’m still living, making the most of every day now more than ever.

Today I wear Chanel Rouge Coco Shine in Rebelle. These lipsticks are super moisturizing because they are like a lipstick/gloss hybrid. I chose Rebelle because it is the perfect pop of sheer red and ‘Rebel’ is in the name…I’m fighting back! Cheers!


4 Responses to “Results Are In”

  1. Linda Bays Justice March 27, 2013 at 2:17 am #

    Dear Anna,
    I went thru ovarian & chemo. with the peace . 2 yrs. later, breast cancer. I didn’t have the peace then. Dr. said it was the best kind to have. hummm, to me, no cancer is the best to have. Anyhow I totally lost it. I cried & cried & begged God to strike me dead. He didn’t . The fit lasted about 45 min-1 hour. It was small, but I had a mastectomy. I wanted no radiation. I was TIRED of drs. I am sorry you are having to go thru this. I pray for you every night. I’m here. And you will be too.

  2. Bob Janke March 27, 2013 at 4:51 am #

    Oh Anna, ours is a curious lot. I won’t cry(yet), but it just seems like this never ends. You know, like just a year of no new problems, please!!?? I have a dear friend who went through mastectomy, radiation and chemo. She has been doing okay, but like us, has her ups downs after 10 years. So we are not going into a new phase without a lot of experience. I go for my PET scan this morning, so I won’t have results for another week. At the rate we are going, I’ll probably run into you in Ann Arbor sooner or later. I’m still bleeding and now on pain meds. constantly. I have too much I need and want to get done to be hamstrung like this. One day at a time and when I get down, I remember my short and long term goals. Keep going and keep the family tight, that is what we live for.

  3. Diane Bogdan March 27, 2013 at 7:25 am #

    Perhaps the glands are swfollen fighting off the nasty virus thats going around ? Miss u

  4. Carole March 27, 2013 at 1:48 pm #

    I love the proverb! As long a we keep on standing up after a fall we are still in the game! I have an appt. scheduled for a second opinion with endocrine oncologist and endocrine surgeon at U of M in April. Let’s pray for each other! ❤

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