Potentially Good News

Good news – MRI showed a way smaller nodule (like 2 mm. instead of 11 mm. on the 4 cm. cyst). No blood test results yet but it is something of a miracle. Doc Simon herself was happy to move me from the top of her triage list! Less worrisome! Thanks for your prayers and support…

This was the text I sent to a friend right when I got off the phone with Dr. Simon at 5:15 tonite.

When I told Doctor Simon that the MRI technician had told me yesterday, “You’re going to live. Don’t worry. You’re going to live,” the doctor said, “That’s not what the sonogram showed a few days ago. How crazy is that.”

Phew. I am totally relieved. I was driving to the town of Westport a few minutes later and screamed out the window to the empty field, “I’m gonna live!” My little darling asked from the back seat, “Did you think you weren’t?”

“I don’t know. I’ m just glad to be alive.” And tonite I let the darlings order soft drinks AND dessert when we went out to dinner.

On Monday night when I couldn’t sleep, the words, ‘Get your house in order’ came to mind. I thought, ‘I have got to clean my closet,’ among other, random, desperate thoughts.

I want to say thanks to everyone who commented on the blog and FB status. I am totally blown away by the support of friends and family. I am grateful for everyone who called, texted, emailed, messaged, went out to breakfast with me, and were just plain there for me.

I totally felt and feel loved and cared for.

There’s more to learn, do and follow up on. Like, I may need to see a gynecological oncologist for a second opinion, Dr. Simon said.

But wow, looks like I may not have to clean my closet after all. Phew.

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8 thoughts on “Potentially Good News

  1. Thank you for sharing what you’ve gone through. I love how you ended this message. My mom always said/says ‘give me flowers while i can enjoy them’ –praying continued blessings as you triumph over adversity -God sends you a care network filled w/love support. Yay MBC-you rock!

  2. I’m so happy to hear this news! Perhaps all the prayers helped to reduce the size of the nodule. You never know!

  3. I’m not certain it’s comforting for the doc to point out that she didn’t think you were going to live but I’m really happy to hear that you will! HUZZAH!

  4. I’m not sure I follow what’s going on, but I get the gist. And I put you in my thoughts and prayers. Be strong, be optimistic, be there. Sending you all my love.

  5. Thank you for writing about this scary process. I’m thrilled to hear the news of a much smaller cyst. And, you’ll be in our thoughts and prayers as you learn more and live more.

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