Good news! The cancer has not spread beyond the breast/lymph node complex. It is attacking at least one lymph node, but that one is considered associated with the breast and so the cancer has not metastitized to other parts of my body.
In other news, my heart is healthy and we have been given the GREEN LIGHT to start chemo next week. The results were delayed because of the holiday, not because they needed to do further investigation. Thank God. At 8:30 next Thursday morning, WhyDaddy and I will be walking into the chemotherapy infusion unit. This is wonderful news. As I’ve told some friends recently, I am grateful for chemotherapy. Grateful that it exists and that we live in an age where it’s possible (if not yet an age where there is an easy and painless cure for cancer). And today, I am grateful, incredibly grateful that I am considered healthy enough to begin chemo. It will help me fight. You will help me fight. God will help me fight. And we will beat this beast.
Thank God for sure. That is the best news I have heard in ages. I am so incredibly grateful that it has not spread, and that you can start your chemo on Thursday.
Let’s get to the beast beating. And more brownies.
OH THAT IS SO AWESOME! YES, I’M SHOUTING, EVEN THOUGH I KNOW IT’S ANNOYING!
I’m glad you’re good to go and can get this started. The sooner you start, the sooner it will be tucked away in your past.
YAY! I am so happy for you! That is the best news for sure- I am smiling over here. You’ll beat it!
Hurray! The hardest part for me was waiting for chemo to start… I felt like a ticking time bomb. Chemo made me a Woman Of Action! Here’s to becoming a Woman Of Action and kicking cancer’s ass!
That is fantastic news. You will beat this beast (though I admit, at first I read “I will beat this breast and I got all confused there for a second. 🙂
OMG!!! I am so relieved for you! This is just a sign how God will intervene and we are here for you and we will kick the cancer’s ASS! sorry, got kinda excited to kick some ass.
I was hoping that I’d hear this news from you. It’s so good to know that it hasn’t spread. STAY STRONG, my little chickadee!!
Attitude is half the secret to win this battle. Sending you positive thoughts and much love and support. You will beat this!!
This all just reminds me of that Native American saying that the journey of a thousand miles begins with just one step. And this is one big step.
You go girl! You can do it!
I am teary-eyed at this wonderful news… I read your post this morning, and waited all day to hear this– it was worth every second of wondering and hoping and praying!
Okay, Whymommy… Now it’s time to muster all of our collective strength, and give this thing the ASS-KICKING it deserves. We know you can do it!!
Fabulous wonderful news!!!! Thursday can not come soon enough, I’m sure.
Amazing Amazing news!!! And a great portent of things to come! You will beat this, that’s for sure!!
That is great news!
I just found you today, through my friend, Candy Girl Flies!
You sound like a very strong and positive woman. You can beat this! You go girl and know that we are all here thinking of you and supporting you in whatever way we can.
That is WONDERFUL news!! WOO HOO!!
Wonderful news! Well, as wonderful as it could be! Good luck next week.
Kick cancer’s butt! He’s a big bully and you don’t need him around.
Wonderful, wonderful news!!
Wonderful news!!! Now, go kick some cancer boo-tay!!!
I’ll be thinking about you 🙂
I am SO happy to hear that you got good results, WM. I’ve asked multiple people to pray for you, including my mother and her two sisters, who we call the Good Fairies. They are the most prayerful people I know and I’ve never known a prayer from them to fail. I know you’ve got a long road ahead, but this is really so good. I’ll be thinking of you even more than usual next Thursday.
That is fantastic news!
That is wonderful news. I know chemo can be scary but you have the right attitude and we are all behind you.
That is wonderful news. I know that you will have lots and lots of good positive thoughts with you when you go.
I am doing my happy dance right now. GREAT news! Go forth and kick its ass, WhyMommy. Godspeed.
whew! i’m so relieved to read this, and so happy you’re strong and healthy to get going on Thursday.
my brownies are ready. my thoughts are with you.
Yahoo! I’m so glad WhyMommy. 🙂 Now you can roll up your sleeves are really get to work and win this fight!
And count me in on the brownie solidarity!
That is excellent news. Sayin’ lots of prayers for a strong start to chemo.
Wonderful wonderful news. Now go in there knowing that you are wrapped from head to toe in the good wishes and healing thoughts of friends both known and unknown and kick this thing to the ground!
That is fantastic news!
You continue to rock!
I’d been holding my breath waiting for this news. Hooray!
“When you are required to exhibit strength, it comes.” Joseph Campbell
The strength you have is inspiring!
You’re so going to kick this thing’s ass.
you’ve already got the right attitude on chemo: i was scared, but you are more clever to have realized early that it is our friend. it’s ammo in the battle.
and whenever you have discomfort from it, just imagine the (100x) hell that the chemo cells are getting. grrr! yeah!
Dude, that is so incredibly awesome! I read this ast night, but didn’t have time to comment.
Celebrate the little things today. The smell of grass. The sunshine, the clouds!
WAHOOOOO!!!! That is incredible, happy news. You will kick cancer’s ass. You already are!
How cool is that? Three cheers for it all staying in one place where those nice doctors can find it and send it to the naughty chair.
That is great news! I’m thinking about you.
Very good news indeed! How long will the regimine last? I am cheering you on from WI!
How Awesome! I have been thinking of you and your family every single day!! Keep on keeping on!
This is wonderful news! We are so happy for you! Keep fighting Whymommy! You’ll beat this! Congratulations!
Good news, indeed. Congratulations!
Yahoo!! I just ripped off my shirt and started swinging it above my head Brandi Chastain-style.
Go WhyMommy! Go WhyMommy! Go WhyMommy! [she chants doing the cabbage patch in her kitchen]
Fan-freaking-tastic on the good news front! I hope these positive developments help to buoy you through chemo as you fight this off.
I will be visualizing little Mr. Clean clones coursing through your veins and eating up, Pac-man style, the evil trolls.
Wonderful, fantastic news! And a sign of the way things are going to go from now on.
HIP HIP HOORAY!!! What wonderful news!!! Hip Hip Hooray!!! Celebration is in order!!! Now, go get some chemo and kick this thin
My girlfriend was also just diagnosed with breast cancer. She is 33 with 4 children- 7, 5, 3 and 6 mths. I tell you this to say that you are not alone! She is still getting her tests to determine her course of action. I will be praying for you and her together. Remember, GOD LOVES YOU! His hand is on you, wrapped around you, and His love is enveloping you always!
Oh, WhyMommy, thank you for sharing this fantastic news! I will be praying for you on Thursday morning. Know that every member of your team will be with you in spirit. Go into that room and kick this thing in the butt!
Many people who you do not even “know” will have you in their thoughts on Thursday. You can do it!!!
What great news! Have been reading your story thanks to links from Slouching Mom and Her Bad Mother – I’m rooting for you!
Such good news. Now its time to gird for the fight, girlie.
Good news. Good luck on Thursday.
New reader …with hugs.
All right! Great news. As you say, thank God!