Just got the most wonderful call from my surgeon! The pathology is back and I had a pathologic complete response to chemo. Meaning all the cancer is gone! There is still one test left to do on the lymph node, and after that we’ll know for sure! And the left breast looked great, no signs of cancer. As long as that node comes back completely negative, then I probably will not have to undergo radiation.
Many happy tears have flowed today!
So right now I’m focusing on recovery from surgery, resting and healing. And looking forward to the day when I have energy. And when we can pack up the van to go see friends and family and go to the beach and Vermont and who knows where else!
I’m ready to feel like my new self and get to our new normal. I don’t think I’ll ever feel like my old self again, and I’m good with that. This journey changes you and those around you. My body may have scars, but my heart and mind are ready to move on. I don’t know what to expect or how I’ll feel (physically and emotionally) at the end of this treatment. But I know this, I’ll never take another day for granted. I will enjoy life and live in the present as much as I can. Because you just never know when you could get that call saying that you have cancer.