Monday, February 16, 2009

2.16.09 - I'm an absent bloglord

I've worried my friends long enough. Time for an update.

I have been an absent bloglord. Actually, I suppose I'm actually an absent bloglady! :)

Mom's surgery went well, as surgeries go. She still has follow up doctor appointments to keep. She's home and resting and waiting for the doctor appointments. We don't have the biopsy results to tell us what stage the cancer is. She has a drain that will be removed on Thursday, unless the drainage stops faster (it hasn't) or keeps draining (which means she'll have it longer). Either way, she gets the stitches out of the incision area on Thursday.

I'm guessing we'll get the biopsy results then. This doctor prefers to talk with you face-to-face rather than over the phone. Post-op appointment will tell us what the next step is.

The lymph nodes were more affected than he thought they would be when he suggested that radiation and Tamoxifen would be the probable follow-on treatment. Chemotherapy seems more likely. But, again, biopsy results will tell. And actual treatment regimen will be decided after a visit with the oncologist.

No treatment will begin until she heals well from the surgery, though results and decisions will take place as soon as possible.

Waiting is nearly as bad as knowing...

In the meantime, I have been knitting, but not taking pictures. Two things have been completed. But they are gifts. No pictures can be posted until they are sent to the recipients.

Also on the needles - a pair of Socks for Soldiers and a beanie for the group. Socks for Soldiers, Inc. is the organization. If you want to donate, click into their page. If you want to knit along with me, consider joining the Yahoo Group.

I'll take pictures of progress tomorrow, during daylight hours, and show you how that is going.

Until next time.


Wendy said...

I am so very gladto hear from you...did not want to pester, but was, yes, worried...I am very glad to hear that she is home...and will be waiting for further news....Take care and be safe...

Robbyn said...

Man, for me, waiting is worse than anything. I rather know - even if it's the worst possible news - than be in limbo.

My thoughts are with you both. Try not to let your energy get zapped by fretting.