Pathology …

Got my Pathology report yesterday. Here’s what we know:

Tumor was 3.5cm x 3.4cm x 2cm (yikes). No metastasis (meaning it has not spread). πŸ™‚
Only 1 lymph node out of the 3 that were taken had cancer which means we caught it before it started to spread. (hooray)

That’s all I know for now. I thought I’d know more… But this appointment with the surgeon was to check on my surgical area (which is healing beautifully) and to give me a brief break-down on how things went and are looking.

Now we wait for the cancer doctor to get in touch so we can go over the pathology and talk about what they suggest for treatment. My surgeon does think they are going to recommend chemo … πŸ™

I’m real frustrated cause I thought we’d know more from our appointment with the surgeon but he’s just “the cutter”. He’s not the cancer doctor.

What’s important to focus on today is that my scar is healing beautifully, my mobility is good and getting better every day. My cancer has been removed and it hasn’t spread.

I’m having a hard time being patient. I’m not a patient patient. πŸ™‚

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19 Responses to Pathology …

  1. Ellie says:

    So pleased that your pathology news was good. We were thinking of you and your unicorn yesterday with fingers crossed. You seem to be coping amazingly. I am an impatient patient too but am a firm believer in positivity being a great healer too. Loads of get well soon wishes from the UK x

  2. nova says:

    Man, that’s frustrating. But at least it’s another step in the right direction, and yay for no spreading!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  3. Cheryl says:

    Sarah, that’s the most WONDERFUL news! Celebrations are in order. Dan and I will begin the party with a happy dance around our kitchen in your honour, and I expect Rufus and Finnegan will join in with a whole lot of enthusiastic barking.
    Cheryl
    xoxoxo

  4. Rebecca says:

    Wahooo good news! I know it is frustrating to wait to see if you will need chemo. Hopefully not.
    Thanks for keeping us all up to date on how things are going. Really glad that you are healing well.

    Take care!

  5. Tashina says:

    Even if it’s not all the information you were hoping to get, that’s still GREAT news!! I’m so proud of you and amazed at how positive you are staying through all of this. You are GOING to kick cancers ass. There’s no doubt about that!

  6. Sarah says:

    It is frustrating waiting for a plan, I’m a melanoma specialist nurse in England. I know it’s not the same but we get results and my patients have to wait a week or so for the best plan to be agreed on by all the specialists involved, they meet and discuss the pros and cons of all potential treatments. That way when you see your oncologist (hopefully soon) he/she will be able to answer all the questions you have. Sending positive thoughts your way xxx

  7. Terry says:

    Good report, all in all! I’m happy that things are reassembling themselves properly at the surgical site. Your positive outlook is positively wonderful! I’ve positive about that! πŸ™‚

  8. Jena says:

    That cancer messed with the wrong person and you kicked it to the curb. I knew you would!

  9. Aissa says:

    So glad you are doing well and recuperating like a rock star! And it didn’t spread…Yeay!

  10. Susan says:

    WONDERFUL news from the surgeon, Sarah! And I hear ya re not being a patient patient! One day at a time . . .
    β€œDon’t spend a lot of time imagining worst-case scenario. It rarely goes down as you imagine it will, and if by some fluke it does, you will have lived it twice.” – Michael J. Fox
    Enjoy the moments!

  11. Lori de Wet says:

    IT DIDN’T SPREAD!!!
    Hello Bombay Sapphire, tonight we are celebrating!
    Chemo or no chemo, this is great news:)
    xo Lori

  12. ~Sz says:

    You are doing great and it is awesome that you are working on mobility. I know it is frustrating to not have answers, but having good news about healing is is positive. Celebrate progress! Sending you healing vibes. xoxo

  13. Karen says:

    I don’t know if I have ever seen a better phrase for a bumper sticker : “My cancer has been removed and it hasn’t spread.”
    Words to live by. Literally. Celebrate.

  14. Esther says:

    That’s fantastic news Sarah, such a relief. Frustrating to have to wait to find out about the chemo, but this sounds to be a good place to be starting from. So pleased for you!

  15. Echo says:

    I think Dr. Seuss nailed it right on the head when he said:

    “You can get so confused that you’ll start in to race down long wiggled roads at a break-necking pace and grind on for miles across weirdish wild space, headed, I fear, toward a most useless place. The Waiting Place…for people just waiting. Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come, or a plane to go or the mail to come, or the rain to go or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No or waiting for their hair to grow. Everyone is just waiting. Waiting for the fish to bite or waiting for wind to fly a kite or waiting around for Friday night or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake or a pot to boil, or a Better Break or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants or a wig with curls, or Another Chance. Everyone is just waiting….

    NO! That’s not for you. Somehow you’ll escape all that waiting and staying. You’ll find the bright places where Boom Bands are playing. With banner flip-flapping, once more you’ll ride high! Ready for anything under the sky. Ready because you’re that kind of gal! ”

    (I changed it to gal at the end instead of ‘guy’ ). I love this book.

    Waiting sucks. The lack of control that accompanies waiting is probably the worst part. It is a great thing what you are doing sharing your journey. My Mom and I discovered your website a few weeks ago and now we are talking about you all the time and you are constantly in our thoughts – all the way from the concrete jungle here in Toronto! We cannot wait to come visit your store! πŸ™‚

  16. Julie says:

    Sarah, I’ve really enjoyed cooking from How it all Vegan with Britt’s VegCookbook club this month. Fun book! And that cilantro sauce–rocks! Wishing you the best in your recovery.

  17. Jamie says:

    Good news!! Will be keeping you in my thoughts as you wait to hear more.

    All the best!
    Jamie πŸ™‚

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