Saturday, January 1, 2011
All The Small Things
Although it wasn't what we expected, we got some good news at the tail end of 2010. After a trip to Johns Hopkins in Maryland, the cancerous ovary turned out to be clear cell, not the non-invasive borderline we had hoped for. The good news is that the tumor was microscopically small. So small in fact that they could count the individual cells. So small in fact that a dissection of the biopsy 1mm to the left or right would have missed the tumor. So small in fact that no one has ever seen a clear cell tumor at such an early stage. So small in fact that there is very little chance that the tumor had spread anywhere. So small in fact that the removal of the tumor alone is all the therapy Linda will require.
A complete PET and CT scan from head-to-toe confirmed what we had prayed for.
On December 13th, we also passed the 3 year mark which is a huge milestone, especially for TNBC survivors.
With that, as folks have dreams and aspirations for bigger and better in the new year, we welcome 2011 and will continue to appreciate the small things.
Posted by John at 1:05 PM