Yesterday I went to the doctor and went to have another blood sample taken. The doctor's appointment was very positive. We had to wait for a while, and I found myself getting pretty uncomfortable sitting there, but then they called my name. We got to see the whole team that we saw every day in the hospital, so it was nice to see them all again. I am sure they missed seeing me in my lovely blue hospital nightgown! The doctor basically told us that things really looked good. He told me that I looked good--that I had good color...and that I was doing well. He was very positive about the way the surgery went--that there were no cancerous lymph nodes that they found, that there was less scar tissue than they had expected, and there were no more cancer cells. THere could be no better report of what the chemo and radiation had done. He looked at my incisions, and was very pleased with how those were healing. He also told me that I could probably get my feeding tube out in 3 weeks--that is a yay hurrah! We all felt like there could have been no better report to get. We don't know what the future might bring (because we all know that cancer can reoccur), but for now the report couldn't be any better. Isn't that wonderful? I am so blessed--now I just need to keep working on this healing process.
Kelsey and I had a much better experience drawing blood this time. We had an appointment, and had to wait maybe 5 minutes to get in. It was great.
I've had some more visitors, and gotten some beautiful flowers--so I continue to be spoiled. Nancy has been so good to me--and waited on me, hand and foot. Your prayers and thoughts continue to give me strength and help. I love you all, Louise