We went yesterday for another consultation and were encouraged by the visit with the doctor. He assured us that a mastectomy was not urgent nor essential at this stage. So we will be opting for breast salvage, and a surgery is scheduled for January 2.
The main issue at this point is discovering what we are dealing with regarding the cell activity the PET scan found in the groin area. We’re hoping to schedule a needle biopsy for next week, before Christmas. If we cannot get a discernible answer from the needle biopsy, she will have to have surgery to remove one of those nodes, which are deep, so it will require a significant surgery. We’re praying that the needle biopsy tells us what we need to know.
Our Cancer Saga
Carolyn was first diagnosed with Hodgkin's Disease in 1991. Since then, it's been a wild, crazy cancer saga.
- A Sheep’s Tale
- Our Story, a week in October
- Health update and uncertainty
- Biopsy results…
- Today’s stop: surgeon consultation
- Doctor update
- “As you help us by your prayers”
- Where we are
- Health latest…
- Experiencing intercession
- Two birthdays of good news
- The chemo word
- Surgery today
- A little closure…
- Chemo hero
- Our Story: Miracles
- Another opportunity to trust
- Round 6 update
- A La Carte: Health Update, December Nights kickoff, Saving Change and The First Snow
- Final surgery – Round 6: gratitude in busyness
- Health update 2014
- A little down: health update
- Miracles in the mailbox
- Immeasurably more..
- Moving toward knowledge: surgery
- Cancer hiccups
- A new wrinkle
On this day...
- A new wrinkle - 2018
- Happy birthday to the book.. - 2014
- Christmas Jammies viral video - 2013
- Help us, please. - 2006
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