Filed under: All about me
First of all, thank you so much to all of you who have reached out over the last few days with words of encouragement, emails, phone calls, texts, and tweets. Goodness, I love all those Momma’s and Australians who are awake to read and respond to my frightened ramblings in the middle of the night. It was so comforting to read your words of support and encouragement first thing in the morning after a very scared and fitful night’s sleep.
My dermatologist called this morning and my test results from the second biopsy in my armpit have come back as completely negative. Benign. Harmless. And completely cancer free. I started crying and am now doing a happy dance at my desk with streaky mascara. The irony and contradiction is not lost on me but the sense of relief is so palpable I really just don’t care.
The doc also said that he and several of his colleagues took a second look at the test results of the mole he took off my foot and have decided that while it is completely harmless, they didn’t get all of it out. Apparently, it has a long “root” like a tooth and there is still some left in there. They don’t want it to grow back, so sometime in the next month I need to go back in to have a “punch” taken out to get rid of the last little bit of that spot. But, it’s nothing to worry about, not dangerous, he just doesn’t want there to be a chance it will grow back because growing moles on my body are cause for concern.
Anyway. That’s not something I’m thinking about this week. I’ll deal with that little hiccup after my heart rate and blood pressure return back to normal levels. You know, the levels they were at last Wednesday before I got The Call.
Thank you again for all your support.
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