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:
- 18 - Mammogram
- 23 - Ultra Sound
- 28 - Biopsy
- 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
- 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.
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