Jul 22, 2008

Big News

Bad News: Not only did Mom have Invasive Ductal Carcinoma, 1.5cm dia, margins clean,etc., but also had 2 smaller DCIS (Ductal Carcinoma In Situ) tumors.
Good news: ALL GONE! A blessing that she insisted on a mastectomy instead of a lumpectomy.

Both drains and all THIRTY-THREE staples removed today.

B/P med changed AGAIN due to her flippin' high potassium and suck-a$$ kidneys, Lab in 2 days. (Like that will be enough time to make a difference....)

Awaiting appointment with oncologist. Cancer was Estrogen-Receptor NEGATIVE! So no Tamoxifen therapy. Still refusing any chemo or radiation, so if they insist, she will promptly tell the doc where to shove it. For example (from today even):

Doc: "When will you consider quitting smoking?"
Mom: "When you look in my casket and there's not one hanging out of my mouth, you will know I have quit."

OUCH. He looked bitch-slapped.

The next 6 months are chock-full (what DOES that mean, anyway?) of various and assundried medical appointments. *siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiigh*

Sis is planning to stay a little longer to help out. Thank God.



Watercolor said...

Your mom is great!!!! LOL!!!!!


mayberry said...

I'm so very thankful for the good news. Been praying hard for all of you!

From the Doghouse said...

Feisty thing, isn't she?

Glad they got it all!

i'm black betty said...

awesome! :D

Supermom said...

Great news!

Your Mom has a very witty sense of humor. I like her. =)