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Monday, December 16, 2019

Quick Update on Pam

We got some great news a few minutes ago I wanted to pass along.  Pam completed radiation on Friday and we just got a call from the doctor’s office that she doesn’t need to do chemo!
So that means we are done!

That is about the best Christmas present we could have!  Thanks be to God!  He is sovereign and we give Him thanks!  And thank you all for your prayers and concern.

I have trouble remembering what happened when so I jotted down a summary of the last 8 weeks: 

October 
  • 18  - Mammogram
  • 23 - Ultra Sound
  • 28 - Biopsy
November
  • 1 - Met with Biopsy Doctor and Nurse Navigator discuss results and plan
  • 6 - Met with breast surgeon (Dr Reed) - identified as Stage 1
  • 7 - Genetic Testing to determine if close relatives at risk (they are not)
  • 13 - Breast Cancer Support Group Meeting (discuss surgery and aftercare
  • 14 - MRI
  • 18 - Surgery (lumpectomy)
  • 25 - Follow-up with Dr. Reed
  • 29 - Radiation appointment with Dr. Williams
December
  • 4 - Met with Dr. Reed to insert internal radiation device (catheter into her breast) 
  • 5 - Met with Dr. Williams/ MRI
  • 9 to 13 (Mon-Fri) - 8:30 am and 2:30 pm; radiation treatments 2 x a day
  • 13 - Remove catheter after last treatment
  • 19 - Follow-up with Dr. Reed/remove stitches from where the catheter was.
BTW - the catheter was quite an interesting device.  Friday after we were done, we talked with the nurse (Janette) who was in on every radiation treatment.  She answered all of Pam’s questions each day and showed us what the device looked like that had been in Pam’s right breast for the last 10 days.
Janette said the one she showed us was a little bigger than what was inside Pam, but not much bigger.

As I said -- this whole encounter has been very smooth and Pam has had very little side effects.  It just all went exceptionally well.  

It gives me an extra sense of gratefulness.  I know our experience is far different than those who have life-threatening (or worse) situations.  Thank you once again for your prayers.

Thanks for checking in today on the Roadrunner Chronicles!

24 comments:

  1. Grateful!! Great outcome. It was the same for my friend. Radiation. . No chemo, cancer free. So happy for you two.

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  2. Praise God! What absolutely wonderful news!!! Thank you for sharing and Merry Christmas to you both:)

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  3. I am soooooo happy for you both to have this Christmas miracle this year..Hugs to you and yours!!

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  4. Oh praise God!!!! I know so well what it feels like for things to be over and what a blessing to not have to do chemo!!!!
    Merry Merry Christmas to you and Pam!!!! Yay!!!!

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  5. That's great. Now you get to live a life where everything is in technicolor. Once you go through cancer your appreciation for everything makes it a lot more precious. And it really is a gift. Merry Christmas!!!

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  6. Praise the Lord! So thankful for the good news from the doctor.

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  7. Wonderful news. Best Christmas ever. He lives and does answer our prayers.

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  8. Thank you for the update. Thanks be to God!

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  9. Great News!!! Merry Christmas and now on to A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!

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  10. Great News Pam though we are certain that it the treatment was not all fun and games.
    Wishing you a Safe and Merry Christmas.

    It's about time.

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  11. Congratulations on the wonderful Christmas Present.

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  12. God is good! So good to hear your news. Merry Christmas indeed.

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  13. Awesome news!! Merry Christmas

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  14. That is wonderful news, just in time for Christmas.

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  15. So happy to hear the good news! Definitely the best Christmas present you could have ever wanted. Now you can relax and enjoy the holidays with your family. :-)

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  16. Great news! Have a Merry Christmas!

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  17. Great news!!! Best Christmas gift this year!!

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  18. Excellent news and such a wonderful Christmas gift.

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  19. Randy and Pam, Congratulations! You are fortunate indeed. I liked the technicolor comment I saw above ... I believe that must be true. Don Bellenger

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  20. So glad and happy for you both. God is good. Happy Holidays. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Glad pam is doing well.

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  21. Praise God! Such good news. Our God is so good...

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