Health Update :)

Hello everyone! I hope all is well with you. It has been a while since I’ve posted on my blog and I must apologize because I had every intention of keeping up with it, but the joke was on me because I had no ambition what so ever. All I wanted to do was sleep. I forgot how tired your body is after surgery and couple that with pain meds and well there isn’t much time to put a coherent thought together, let alone type it in sentence form. 🙂

It has been about two weeks since my surgery, so I thought I’d give you an update. My sentinel node was clear. This is incredibly good news because it means the cancer has not spread to my lymphatic system. So naturally I was jumping up and down, in an understated way of course, I don’t want to jiggle anything that still needs to mend.

With that great news hubby and I decided to take the kids up north. At first, I was concerned because the way I’ve been able to sleep is kind of sitting up. It was extremely painful for me to rise from lying flat on my back and we didn’t think there was a place for me to sleep comfortably in an upright position. Nevertheless, hubby figured it out and I was able to sleep quite comfortably.

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The weather was perfect, nice, and breezy and lots of sun. In addition, I have to confess that I wore my pajama pants all weekend. Even during the day. I decided I’m recovering from Cancer; I don’t have to dress for anyone. So I didn’t. 🙂 However, I did put on a pair of capri pants when I went to the store. I’ll only take my rebellion so far, after all, I’m setting an example for my boys! 😉 I know I’m living on the edge.

So while we’re celebrating the sentinel node being clear, there’s one more test that has to be conducted and it takes about 2 weeks. This test, I have no idea what the name of it is, but what it determines is whether or not chemo therapy will be beneficial for you. We’re hoping that the results state that chemo would not be beneficial.

The reason I feel this way is that chemo is very hard on the body. And the way I figure it, I’ve eliminated the chance for the cancer to come back by having a double mastectomy. Now it can come back to another part of my body that’s true. But my type of cancer needs Estrogen to survive. So, I figure I’ll just take an estrogen blocker for the rest of my life and no more cancer. 🙂

I’ll have to wait and see what the doctors say about that. So if you could send some positive vibes/prayers asking that I don’t have to do chemo, I’d really appreciate it!  Speaking about my doctors, I’d like to say a huge thank you to them for diagnosing my problem and answering all my questions. I had a lot of them. 🙂

So, there you have it. My health update. If you’ve had similar issues, leave a comment, we’d love to hear from you!

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About Lisa Orchard

I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.
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10 Responses to Health Update :)

  1. I’m so pleased that you had positive news! I hope you had a lovely relaxing time and I’m sending all my thoughts and best wishes for a healthy, speedy recovery!

    • Lisa Orchard says:

      Thanks Suzie! I appreciate your kind words. I’m very excited about the good news and I’m hoping the next test will turn out the same way! 🙂 Thanks again for all your positive vibes and prayers! 🙂

  2. sharonledwith says:

    Big hugs, Lisa! What a tough thing to go through. My little brother went through 6 rounds of chemo and took the summer off (Doctor’s orders). Glad to hear you took a little down time to be with your family. Keep wearing those PJs and take care of yourself!

    • Lisa Orchard says:

      Hey Sharon! Thanks for stopping by! I hope your brother gets through the rest of his chemo. I’m sending positive vibes his way! Had a great time this weekend and I’m still wearing those pajama pants! 😉 I’m a trend setter you know. 😉

  3. CF Winn says:

    I’m so glad to hear you’re feeling better. Sending warm wishes and blessings!

  4. KRRowe says:

    I’ll pray you don’t have to get chemo. It is very tough on the body. I’m happy to see you feeling better and in such positive spirits. 🙂

    • Lisa Orchard says:

      Thanks for stopping by KR! I appreciate your prayers and I’m hoping my positive spirits will bring me positive results and by that I mean no chemo! 🙂 I hope your week is going well! 🙂

  5. ProteanMom says:

    So glad things are looking up! Prayers that the last test comes back with good news as well.

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